Sam: (A person wearing a grey collared shirt, and an orange cardigan who is facing the viewer, and looking outside of the panel, at where Joe would be. Eyebrows are raised, and mouth is open, with downturned edges. One arm is raised horizontally at the shoulder, and bent at the elbow, with the open hand resting behind Sam’s head.) So, Valentine’s Day is coming up. What’s the deal? Do we do anything for it? Are we supposed to, umm, celebrate it?
Joe: (A person wearing a white undershirt, and an open, light pink collared shirt, who is facing the viewer, but looking up. Eyebrows are raised, and mouth is open, with slightly downturned edges. Arms are bent up at the elbows, and hands are bent back at the wrists. Fingers are relaxed, and there are two lines near each hand, indicating movement.) Umm, well, we could, sure… it’s definitely-
Sam: (Facing the viewer, but looking at Joe. Eyebrows are lowered, and mouth is open, with downturned edges. Arms are by sides, shoulders are raised, with two lines above each shoulder, indicating movement.) I don’t really want to.
Joe: (Facing the viewer, but looking at where Sam would be. Eyebrows are raised, and mouth is open, with slightly upturned edges. One arm is bent out at the elbow, with its hand in a fist. There are two elbow shaped lines above Joe’s shoulder, indicating movement. The other arm is bent up at the elbow, with its palm facing the viewer, fingers bent over like claws. There are two elbow shaped lines below Joe’s elbow, indicating movement. Joe’s knees are bent slightly, and feet are splayed.) Oh GOOD! I think it’s an outdated, over-promoted, consumer-driven event designed to promulgate the idea that the only healthy way to exist is being one half of an institutionally recognised relationship involving 2, and only 2, people, buying as much shit as they can (can’t) afford. Why on this day, more than any other, should I express my love for someone simply because advertising says I should?! Love is for all the time, FREE IT FROM THE CORPORATE STRONGHOLD!!!* (below the panel reads:) *rant sized panel
Sam: (Facing the viewer, with eyes squeezed shut, eyebrows raised, and mouth open, with upturned edges. One arm is bent straight up at the shoulder, with its hand in a fist, the other is hanging by Sam’s side.) Yeh!! Shit on Valentine’s Day! Let’s be so anti it that we’re mean to each other on the 14th!!
Joe: (Facing the viewer, but looking at Sam. Mouth is open, with downturned edges. One arm is by Joe’s side, the other is bent up at the elbow, with its index finger pointing straight up, and the other fingers and thumb folded over Joe’s palm.) Uhh…