Libby Sk8er Girl

Libby Sk8er Girl

Libby Sk8er Girl

No. 10: “SK8ER M3RMAID”

Libby Sk8er Girl No. 10

Created by Brian T. Sullivan
May 5, 2021

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Libby’s Scribb1es

'Sup, Dudes!?

Have you heard of this "Mer-May" thing that's been going around? It seems to be pretty popular on the Instant Grams and the like. I wouldn't know the specifics personally, since I prefer to spend my time skating and doing other things that are more interesting than being completely "plugged-in" to the whole internet thing. Brian—my writer/artist/creator—does use Instagram, however, so that's how I heard about it.

It was when Brian told me about it that he and I discussed (in the way that fictional characters have discussions with their creators) how would be fun to do one little mermaid issue in honor of this annual month of drawing attractive people with fish tails. I am not often one for trends, and Brian is already drawing mermaids every other day this month (for his "Odd Mer-May" variation), so we don't want to do mermaids every week for a month, but one time seemed reasonable.

Really, though, the truly remarkable part of this issue is that it is not only in WIDESCREEN, but it also has two panels (in a way). This is such a break from the long-standing tradition of Libby Sk8er Girl, the greatest one-panel comic of all time, and it is therefore worth acknowledging. It is the belief of myself, however, that it isn't really two panels, since there are no borders. Instead, it is simply a single image that depicts the passage of time through the use of ellipsis. If you have a problem with that assessment, I refer you again to the wonders of knitting. (Also, this issue isn't technically widescreen, either. It is the same dimensions as every other Libby comic; only rotated 90°.)

But it's more likely that you didn't even consider any of these things until I mentioned it here. (Does that mean your anger is my fault? No, because you chose to get angry about something petty and stupid.) Hopefully, you've enjoyed this little jaunt to the Libbyverse, and you'll want to buy a T-shirt to commemorate the experience. [Libby Sk8er Girl T-shirts are not currently available at the time of writing this.] If you didn't like this (or in fact hated it), then you probably shouldn't check out Brian's Instagram, @BThingsArt, where he's currently drawing pictures of mermaids on the odd-numbered days of May. This is because you are clearly a person of a taste and couldn't be bothered with the trifles. (But if that were the case, why did you come read this comic and then read four paragraphs of nonsense here?)

Anyway, you seem to have some things you need to work out. I probably should see if my nose is broken, so that it can be miraculously mended by next Wednesday! Until then:

L8er Sk8ers!