In the UK, NZ and Australia (as far as I know), “homely” means cosy, home-like, comfortable… so this strip makes sense here:
But in the US it’s different:
Hi Alex. In US papers, there will probably be some confusion around the word “homely” in the 6/20 strip: In American usage, that word is almost exclusively used to mean “unattractive” or “ugly,” which completely changes the meaning of the center panels. (For “homelike,” we’d use “homey.”)
One cartoon a day doesn’t seem that much, until you have been doing it for 365 days a year, for over 4 years. So when a good cartooning friend (and great cartoonist) like Gary Clark offers up a freebie, you can’t say no. This lovely rough sketch of his sparked the Arctic Circle comic strip series.
Apologies to Aussie and Kiwi readers who never knew the delights of Pez as a child. A good way to get into Pez is to watch the Seinfeld episode…
Seinfeld Pez Dispenser