Day #393: A Lilliputian Dentist Tries to Pull Flip's Tooth

"In the Land of Wonderful Dreams" dated July 20, 1913:


Transcript of Tweets by @LittleNemo1905 (JULY 14, 2021):


I don't have much to say about this strip other than it really is a nice change of pace after the last few that have seen the excessive mistreatment of Impie. - 1/10

The entire strip revolves around Flip's toothache and the Lilliputians attempts to pull the tooth for him. He refuses to let Doctor Pill do the job, which would probably have been much easier, but less fun. - 2/10

The gag of this strip relies upon the compounding elaboration of attempts by which the small Lilliputians attempt to pull Flip's painful tooth. Neither a carriage of Lilliputian horses nor a steam engine seem to get the job done… - 3/10

Interestingly, we don't see whether pushing the boulder off of the cliff works or not… I'm interested and hope we get a casual mention of this next strip (though I won't hold my breath). - 4/10

I really like the way that panels 7 onward respond to the action and necessity of the panels by increasing their size. We've spoken about productive layouts before and I think that this is a really good example. - 5/10

The spatial organization responds to the needs of the story in a way that is a little less dramatic than we've seen in the past (the collapsing mushrooms of 1905 come immediately to mind), but is still effective. - 6/10

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It's nice to see the whole group come together here to support Flip; Nemo even tries to help get the tooth out (to no avail). They could have simply abandoned him and gone to the beach anyway, so it is nice that they choose to stick around. - 7/10

Impie's massive grin throughout can probably be attributed to his enjoyment of what is going on and the increasingly interesting attempts to get the tooth out, but it also reads (to me) as excitement that he is simply a part of the group this week. - 8/10

All in all, a nice little divertissement from some of the heavier, more complicated, strips that we've read recently. - 9/10

This is my reading of "In the Land of Wonderful Dreams" #393. What's yours? - 10/10