Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Month of... Pancakes! Day 20: Wake up Maggie I think I got pancakes to feed to you

An issue of Bart Simpson, a comic that usually features the antis of America's favorite li'l mischief maker (sorry, Dennis the Menace), occasionally takes some time-outs to spotlight other members of the Simpson clan, like this short story featuring baby Maggie, the infant savant of the cast. And whaddaya know, it's about pancakes!

Panels from "Maggie's Pancakes" in Bart Simpson #81 (March 2013); script, pencils, and inks by Carol Lay, colors by Art Villanueva, letters by Karen Bates

I kinda wish I could reprint the entire short story here, because it's a phantasmagorical psychedelic wonderland of Maggie's imagination, inspired by the circle shape of her pancakes. Here's a few choice panels.

So, pancakes, won't you? They're not only a part of this complete breakfast, they're also a springboard to adventure and excitement!

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