Will Chapel ever win against Fred? After so many losses? Guess not today!
I chose “Williams” for the name of Chapel’s unseen underling/adviser as it’s a suitably period-drama-esque name, like Thomas from Downton Abbey. Honestly, I don’t know how Dickens and other writers think up such antiquated and convoluted names for their characters! Though I’m not really one to talk – “Chapel Smith” is just as quirky of a name as “Esther Somerson” from Bleak House or “Marie Melmotte” from The Way We Live Now, an excellent series I just finished watching with my parents.
The photograph in the background of panel 4 reads “Sam Smith, Winner, National Poker Semi-finals, 1993.” Even though Fred won at their Guys’ Poker Night, it looks like Chapel’s father Sam was quite a champ back in the day! Unfortunately Chapel doesn’t seem to have picked up his board-game prowess…
If you missed my doodle earlier this week, Chapel and Rupert wished you a sparkly 4th of July!