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June 15, 2007


Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, Kevin and Kell — Cidu Bill @ 2:07 am


I think it goes without saying that this discussion is confined to those of us who are Kevin and Kell fans…

I don’t get the entire final panel: The question, the answer, and the plants. I suspect one explanation explains all three, of course, but I’m stumped. 


  1. In Domain, it’s a natural instinct to hide from threatening creatures. In this case, the school district’s voting public. The plants are not there as decoration, as they would be in our world, but rather as convenient foliage behind which the board members can retreat.

    Kevin is, of course, not your typical rabbit; to boot, he may not yet realize how threatening the voters are to the other school board members because he hasn’t yet experienced the wrath of an unhappy parent or taxpayer.

    Powers &8^]

    Comment by Powers — June 15, 2007 @ 6:23 am

  2. The others have been around longer, so they know to hide when it comes time for questions from the crowd. Anything they say has the chance of being fuel for a huge, angry discussion and/or getting them voted out in the next election.

    And in the case of these guys, I suppose getting attacked and eaten is always on the horizon; threatening to make someone’s kids wear uniforms or some such might just push a parent over the edge.

    Comment by dd — June 15, 2007 @ 6:26 am

  3. Kevin and Kell is an anthropomorphic strip in which the animal characters retain many characteristics of real animals. Politicians are always herbivores, because they outnumber, and therefore outvote, carnivores. Naturally, the herbivores instinctively hide from attackers. Kevin, however, is an uncharacteristically bold and aggressive rabbit (hence his marriage to Kell, a wolf).

    Comment by John — June 17, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

  4. You haven’t ever served on a school board, have you?

    Any time they open up the meeting to the angry moms and community activists, it’s definitely “fight or flight” time.

    Comment by padraig — June 19, 2007 @ 11:24 am

  5. An alternate explanation is that *someone* has to not hide behind a plant so they can take questions, and so the new guy gets stuck with the unpleasant and dangerous task.

    Comment by Rick — June 20, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

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