FiVE OBSTRUCTIONS, OBSTRUCTION THE FIFTH
Your fifth and final (for this round, anyway) obstruction is a grab bag of five (more or less) interrelated (more or less) constraints:
1. Your comic must be five panels long. OK, that was the easy one, consider it a freebie. Now:
2. The text must take the form of a Tanka, which is a five-line syllabic poem (http://www.ahapoetry.com/tanka.htm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waka_(poetry), http://www.baymoon.com/~ariadne/form/tanka.htm). One line per panel, and each line must begin with an initial of Hutch’s name, so that the comic as a whole spells out Hutch’s name as an acronym (feel free to pursue this idea further).
3. You must incorporate, collage-style, at least two images or entire panels from previous strips from this week.
4. you must include five references, verbal or visual, to the work of Samuel Beckett.
5. you must in some way incorporate a countdown, from five down to one, in the comic.
Needless to say, I also hope you will manage to wrap up the “story” and bring Hutch and Oswald back to dry land. We’re going out with a bang here. You’ve pretty much aced everything so far so I can’t wait to see what you do with all of this. If you successfully incorporate all of these constraints into one strip I will buy you a nice cocktail before or after we go to see Pierrot le Fou this week.