Anger Mismanagement

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Anger Mismanagement
Cartoon Brian

Anger Mismanagement

Original Release Date: October 18, 2011

There are a couple of amusing sight gags on this page that I like. The little "Gift Shop: 3rd floor" sign haphazardly taped to the high-tech sliding doors presents some fun juxtaposition that will continue later. Viisi's outpost is extremely advanced technologically, but everybody who works there comes off as a bit of a slob for reasons like this.

Secondly, the box Renee carries in is labeled, "Caution: very dangerous item." You know, in case there was any question that these turret-mounted flamethrowers were dangerous.

Speaking of that, how do two turret-mounted flamethrowers fit in this one relativelly small box? This is high-tech stuff we're dealing with here.

Mike is apparently not very good at yelling at people. I know I'm not good at it. I'm not very clear, and I stumble over my words, and it's just a mess, and I feel bad when I'm done.

I don't know if it's very clear, but in the bottom-left panel, when Mike says, "The meaning of this is the meaning of this," he is referring to the folder in his hand. It's not supposed to be super clear in the first place, but it is a thing I intended the readers to notice. The fact that the folder is partially obscured by two word balloons doesn't help.