First up is Miss Grundy, the stereotypical spinsterish schoolmarm who seems to teach every subject in the school's curriculem, although more often than not she's depicted as the English teacher. She looks old enough to have been in a country school house teaching readin', writin', and 'rithmetic, but instead of the lessons being sung to the tune of a hickory stick, it appears Miss Grundy prefers a good oak paddle:
Betty is once again the spankee, as seems to be the case more often than not. The characterizations here are excellent--there may be a few extra pounds added to Betty, but of course that just means there's more to spank. Miss Grundy is usually depicted as a very good and nice teacher, but the kids have undoubtedly bedevilled her a time or two over the years. Consider this moment to be Grundy's revenge. We can only hope that Veronica is waiting nervoulsy out in the hall, listening to Betty getting whacked and knowing that her turn is coming soon.
The last thing most students want to hear is, "Report to the Principal's office", so it's probably appropriate that we end this collection of fan art in that very place with Riverdale High's principal, Mr. Weatherbee:
This is a fun drawing, though maybe not fun for Betty and Veronica. Both girls are being tended to, which seems fair (although who's the one shown being whacked? Betty!). There's a nice attention to detail here--Betty's sneakers as opposed to the rich Veronica's stylish footwear, for example. Having a wide-eyed and undoubtedly appreciative Archie and Jughead looking on just adds to the richness of the drawing. The characterizations here are maybe the best and truest to form of all the drawings I've used in this and past posts. It looks like it could very easily have been drawn by one of the artists who works on Archie comics!
This is probably a good place to leave the subject for now, with Waldo Weatherbee's wood whacking away at the cute and bare (and red!) bottoms of those two comics icons, Betty and Veronica. Is this all the fan art involving these girls? Probably there are others out there--you just have to look for them. And with the upcoming storyline of Archie proposing and getting married, I think it's very likely that even as I type this, someone is laying out a drawing of Archie with his future bride over his knee, emphasizing the marriage vows of "love, honor....and OBEY!"