Sunday, December 09, 2007

Little Billy Is a White Supremacist and More Notes From Sunday's Comics

Uh-oh, it's on now -- the Washington Post rolled out their changes to the comics page. Expect fist-waving and angry letters from the assisted living facility that houses the 5 remaining Wizard of Id fans.

Other winners and losers:

* Pickles moves up to the front page. Sunday's comic features a joke about migrating birds -- it uses geese, but I've always heard it using ducks.

* Opus: Goes from half the front page (above the fold), shrinky-dinked down to a regular placement on page 3. Took a big hit, considering it's distributed by the Washington Post Writers Group.

* Rhymes With Orange: I dislike this comic intensely. It's rarely funny, but that would be forgiveable, or at least ignorable. It's just that the drawing style is so damned ugly. It makes my skin crawl.

* Lastly, check out today's Family Circus (full comic here), wherein young Billy reveals possible white supremacist sympathies:

family-circus-billy-white

2 comments:

Conor said...

yu may not like 'Rhymes with Orange" but you have to admit Thursday November 15th's edition is a classic!

Joelogon said...

See, this is what I mean -- the joke is okay, but look at the drawing: It's supposed to be inside the bistro, right? (Look at the lettering on the window.) So why do we see the outside corner of the building? Why is it apparently on the sidewalk? It's just poorly drawn.