Monday, March 13, 2006

A gold mine today in the comics

Six, count'em, six SPPs in the LA Times today:
1. Boondocks by Aaron McGruder as told to Carl Jones. (Yes, MacGruder uses an assistant and I will continue to make snarky remarks about that, but at least he does allow his assistant to sign his name.)
2. Frazz by Jef Mallet. (The SPP is not only not necessary, it's terribly incongruent and doesn't quite make sense in context. )
3. Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller (This could go into arbitration, and Miller is one of the more sophisticated guys on the comics page, but I'm not feeling forgiving today.)
4. Pearls Before Swine (Again, this could go to further review. The joke lies in the reveal of the foot, but it still creates the same dull rhythm of the true SPP.)
5. Sally Forth by Francesco Marciuliano (Have you ever noticed that Sally's husband and her co-worker have the same hair?)
and 6. Mutts by Patrick McDonnel (Every one loves Mutts, I know, and McDonnell is true comics historian, but damn if I don't get tired of its preciousness some times.)

And on another note, I'm so friggin glad Rex Morgan found his damn golf clubs.

See you in the funny pages.


Anonymous David said...

Hey, why the need to be snarky about Aaron McGruder using an assistant that he credits? That gives him more honour than the other half of the cartoonists on the comics page that pretend they're auteurs.

9:53 AM  

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