Note the contrast between the drawing detail of the squisher and the squishee. Sometimes, the squishee is little more than a wavy blob. Ogden Whitney must have thought these bad drawings were hilarious. The sound effects varied for squishing, but SPRONG! was common for de-squishing. Often, the squished decompress, sometimes with the aid of a handy airpump.
Index terms: compressed, flattened, squished, accordion, crunch, sprong, Richard E. Hughes, Ogden Whitney