Widow Miss Muffet Part 6

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“I met Dick [Giordano] for the first time when I was 15. I was convinced I was ready to work for him at Charlton. Needless to say, he threw me out of his office — not unkindly, but firmly — leaving me with a single remark. To paraphrase, ‘Your work is too timid — be brave.’

“Dick has no memory of this meeting, and hey, why should he? But a day doesn’t go by that, as I sit at my drawing table, I don’t recall that remark and try a little harder to be a little braver.

“Like an awful lot of my peers, I owe Dick Giordano a huge debt — both for the professional advice and direction he gave freely and with love — but more importantly, for the example he set…The guy’s a prince for God’s sake.”

–Howard Chaykin, January 2003
from Michael Eury’s Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day at a Time

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↓ Transcript
PANEL 1, SCENE: Mitzi Muffet is standing next to the hospital bed of her now-dead husband. She's deliriously happy and is putting on a Mickey Mouse hat as the priest/minister stands with his back to us as the foot of the bed.

PRIEST/MINISTER: Then I pronounce you corpse and wife!

MUFFET: Fantasy land here I come!

PANEL 2, SCENE: Cut to a scene of Mitzi waking up from her dream--looking at her nearby laptop as she gets out of bed.

CAPTION: "It was a wonderful dream! And, when I checked my computer the next morning, I knew it was coming true!"

MUFFET: Oooh! I've got a date tonight! Gosh, only 12 hours to get ready! I hope I'm not going to be...


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