‘Strip Search’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 19 “Elimination #6”

Posted by on May 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm
An epic battle ensues!

An epic battle ensues!

And then there were six. After two months and nearly twenty episodes, our artistic castaways are now half. This week, it’s Erika v. Abby in the Thunderdome! Is it perhaps the best Elimination episode, yet?

I have to say, this episode produced the funniest comic in the show so far. I, like many others including herself, underestimated Abby. It’s her story. Given “naughty” and “mystery”, both artists produced good strips, but Abby produced a great one. Between her styling, setup, and punchline, her dry humor hit a note with me similar to Katie’s strip during her second elimination round, a comic that confused Mike and Jerry. I liked Erika’s, but her observation of a humorous situation was relatively flat. Abby’s was clever.

On top of that, the back and forth between Abby, Mike and Jerry was awesome. Usually it’s artists being submissive while the creators pick at them, but having the egg on them – Abby telling Mike to suck a dick, for instance – was spot on. Erika’s touching departure? Also spot on.

Do we see Monica in the hotseat next round? I hope so, but merely to see her art for real, not to eliminate her.

Be sure to check out the challenge by our illustrator Cody!

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