Guess? Where have you been all these months, Mark?

I am very confused by today’s installment:

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Yes, Mark, he wanted to show the world that The Yeti was more than mere fiction.  Why are you so slow sometimes?  And Genie, do you always carry around a first edition of YETI by Harvey Camel, PhD?

And if this was to be his Penultimate adventure, then what was he planning as a finish?

…again, shouldn’t someone, anyone be digging?

Well, look who’s bitter now…

Chapter, ummmm… X?  The Harvey Camel Backstory?

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It would seem that we all have the capacity for resentment, in the end feeling underappreciated in light of what we might do for others who then take flight.  Who was once savior becomes factotum while the downtrodden forgets who he is or where he came from…  Nice Selfie-Stick in the middle shot there…

…enter Woods and Wildlife Magazine…

…or its parent company, whichever is appropriate…

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Bill Ellis (Remember, the editor that works Mark like a puppet) catches wind of Ol’ Harvey and can’t help but take the bait…  Now he, through Mark, has the scoop of the (I don’t know, week?) that will allow him to report on the untimely death of a Social Media “Star” and the backstory that, in this day and age, probably will only burnish his reputation among his followers- dying whilst capturing the ultimate selfie- how many influencers have given themselves up in the name of their craft to date?  I bet we’d be surprised by that…  Fame is fleeting, especially today.  Now Mark, you’d best start taking pictures and get writing, dammit.

Ummm… Shouldn’t someone be digging?

As riveting as this conversation is, have we simply given up on the chance that Harvey might still be alive?

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By the look on Mark’s face, he’d rather be digging than listening to more of the Harvey Camel back-story…  yet it goes on…

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Huckster!  Charlatan!  Confidence Man!  And what exactly is happening in the second panel?  A sideways snow typhoon?

Ah HA!

You know, it’s sad when a person is enabled to the point that his delusions are able to fund boondoggles and put lives in danger, or even bring about death… Or I guess it’s in support of the old adage, “if you are going to lie, lie big!”

But doesn’t Juvenile Diabetes turn into Adult Diabetes?  It’s not like a person “grows out of it” like a proclivity towards croup… no matter.  I predict that their blue suits have an auto-inflate feature that by now has formed a bubble around Harvey.  We just need to dig him out…

Well, I guess I should say something…

Strip one, panel three… what… is Mark climbing out of the cellar?  The proportions are all wrong…

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Strip two, panel 2… Genie’s face has morphed again, this time into a mask of horror.  She looks like she’s aged 20 years… panel 3, Big-eyes Mark is back.

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Strip three, panel one… enter the Sherpa.  Panel 3 giant Crocodile tears…

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As Mark seeks to comfort Genie, he offers up an improbable outcome… Unless the “other side” refers to the “go toward the light” kind.  Maybe that’s where Harvey is now, romping with Yeti and Bat-Boy and Chupacabra and all manner of fantastical beasts…