This Week in Milford

July 19, 2021

Carter Presses

Filed under: Gil Thorp, golf, huge earrings, Milford CC, Pointy Fingers — nedryerson @ 5:33 am

Let’s get comfortable here at Milford CC. We might be here for a while and that’s fine by me. I want to find out about Carter Hendricks. Gil seems to indicate that Hendricks has been a staple on the course since last summer, so maybe he’s not a hustler if he’s a known quantity. Also, he seems to be playing in the same foursome as before, so if he’s hustling them repeatedly, it’s kind of on them. Are the the same guys? I don’t know for sure. They are just grey silhouettes today. I guess I’m just going by one guy wearing the same hat. Plus there was a bald guy in the group in the last strip. We don’t have time to get names from these guys, so who knows.

How will Heather Burns fit in? She interviewed at the Star, so she has some journalistic ambitions. Is there a story in Carter Hendricks or maybe just a personal interest? Like, where are we going with this?

Without much else to discuss, I’ll fall back on one of my favorite inane topics, the process of coloring the strip. The first item up for dissection is the white band aid Carter Hendricks has on his finger. I can’t recall ever seeing a white band aid, at least not the standard consumer band aid for tuna can injuries to digits. But if the finger is already Caucasian flesh tone, then I guess a colorist has to make a choice on the band aid. Whigham didn’t make it a Spiderman band aid to telegraph anything exotic, so we get this “unnatural” white one.

The other coloring issue that has nagged me for the last few strips is that it seems like the coloring person or persons in their usual laziness and/or inattention to the actual story seems to think Gil and Carter Hendricks are the same person. Sure, two different characters can wear the same colored clothing. This is a sports strip, often with many characters in the same team colored gear. But, as a rule, it is probably best to differentiate different characters, especially characters with similar looks, by putting them in different color clothing. When Gil and Hendricks have been in the same strips, they’ve both been in red. The colorists don’t know what’s going on, and don’t care.


  1. Hendricks must not be a top golfer after all. Because if his response to trailing is to start pressing, then he’s going to do even worse. Unless he’s going to up his defense and start pressing his opponents ala basketball. Maybe this is Ultimate Golf, where you can do things to distract your opponents.

    Comment by MopMan — July 19, 2021 @ 6:40 am

  2. Other than the band-aid, I can’t tell the difference between Gil and Hendricks. They’re certainly both full of shit too

    Comment by franku2016 — July 19, 2021 @ 6:51 am

  3. nedryerson is showing his youth! In my childhood (I was born in 1947) all band-aids were white, with color appearing perhaps in the sixties. But this one on Hendricks looks funny because white band-aids went out with Ipana toothpaste.

    But his objection to the coloring does make us think the colorist does not know there are two different people involved. There are at least six colors available, and it would not be a stretch to turn Hendricks blue or yellow, or anything but red, which appears to be the official color for MCC employees as well as for the Mfnrd sports teams.

    Comment by vaganova — July 19, 2021 @ 8:15 am

  4. Hendricks and Gil do look similar. Upon close examination Hendricks nose a bit messed up. Maybe from talking smack at the 19th hole. From here on out I’ll refer to him as Putty Nose. Who also was the weaselly piano player in the James Cagney flick Public Enemy.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 19, 2021 @ 8:54 am

  5. JT… good catch. You would think Gil would have the smashed nose though from sticking it in so many places where it don’t belong

    Comment by franku2016 — July 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am

  6. Looking at Gil’s Nose through the ages, it hasn’t changed much. He used to look like the Hoff, and his hairline has moved up about an inch, but the Nose is eternal.

    Comment by Downpuppy — July 19, 2021 @ 11:19 am

  7. Okay, I can go with this degenerate gamblers/golf hustlers storyline… NO WAY Rubin can mess this up

    Comment by hitorque — July 19, 2021 @ 1:22 pm

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