Comics: Once Upon a Trope

Image Enhancement


In a rich person’s crime cave, a butler points to an image on a large screen while their boss, the Gadget Hero, examines it.

Butler: Here you are, sir: the photo of the crime scene.

Gadget Hero: Thanks. What’s that reflection in the puddle? Computer, magnify.

The screen shows a large image of just the puddle, but it’s so pixelated that no more detail is shown than before.

Gadget Hero: Computer, enhance the face in the reflection.

Computer: The original image does not contain discernable facial features.

Gadget Hero [annoyed]: Yes, that’s why I want you to enhance it.

Computer: I will proceed with an artistic rendering based on the antagonists of 59,000 mystery novels in my database.

The puddle shows a butler in a bowtie. Gadget Hero points dramatically at their butler.

Gadget Hero: You!



  1. Cay Reet

    LOL … Personally, I prefer the ‘the gardener did it’ theory. There’s more gardeners than butlers, which makes it much easier to solve a case…

    Great comic again, Bunny and Chris!

  2. Jeppsson

    In the parody show NTSF:SD:SUV, they did that enhance-thing. First they were enhancing the image, then turning it around, finding some dude who was barely visible in the original pic, and then going into his pocket to see what he kept there.

  3. Chris Winkle

    Sorry folks, Bunny is busy battling her finals this week, so no comic. We’re not sure about next week as well. But on the plus side, she’ll be on summer break soon, so you can expect the comics to be back in not too long.

    • Cay Reet

      Well, in that case … all fingers crossed for Bunny!

      We’ll survive two weeks without comics, so focus on your finales!

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