Pesky Gremlins Comic 260 – Dark and Stormy Night

Dark and Stormy Night

Slim, the plastic glow-in-the-dark skeleton, starts his story off with one of the most hackneyed beginnings in literature.  The phrase “It was a dark and stormy night” was penned in 1830 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton and has been scoffed, scorned, and ridiculed ever since.  Having that phase show up here in “Pesky Gremlins” cannot help Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s besmerched reputation.

For those that missed Slim’s introduction last year, here is a link that will take you to the first Slim comic:

8 thoughts on “Pesky Gremlins Comic 260 – Dark and Stormy Night

  1. It was Snoopy’s favorite opener for his novels.

    1. Yes! I think many of us first read those words as Snoopy typed them on his typewriter in Peanuts.

  2. My kind of night!

    1. They make great settings and backgrounds. I have really enjoyed doing the clouds and lightning.

  3. Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary, I chanced to come upon a gremlin green twisting bolts and looking mean. … toasting marshmallows over a campfire… this is getting good.

    1. Hey, you’re quoting Poe. Which, coincidentally, was also under consideration for the Halloween story. But, Terror at 20,000 feet already had a gremlin in it…

  4. Tis a beginning far better than “Once upon a time”!

    Oooooooooooooooooh boy! This is going to be sooooooooooooo good!

    1. I would take “It was a dark and stormy night” over “Once upon a time” any time.

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