Wednesday, July 26, 2006
A blast from the past
Since my last entry pertained to editing standards as they're applied to newspaper comics, I thought it would be fitting to go back a few weeks and further illustrate the point with this 4th of July strip that was done for my syndicate.
This particular cartoon would never make it into newspapers. Flatulence gags are a strict no-no. It would be axed the second the sketch hit the editor's monitor. But as I explained earlier, my current syndicate is a bit more lenient.
As it turns out, this cartoon elicited more positive emails from readers than any cartoon I've done in months. As much as I like positive feedback, this is a bit disappointing to me. After all, I try to cover many subjects with varying styles of humor, ranging from subtle social satire to expressive slapstick to politically charged hyberbole.
But a fart joke is what really gets them. It figures.