Do Most Young People Still READ Print Comics?
Morning, Cartoon Nation...
If you care about the state and fate of newspaper comics, then today, make sure to read "Candorville." And if you read The Post's print funnies and recently endured the loss of a page of comics, then I recommend you read it twice: Once to wince, once to laugh after you're done wincing. (Not necessarily in that order -- your reactions may vary.)
Today, 'Riffs appreciates not only "Candorville's" continued "cartoon bailout" synergy with "Pearls Before Swine." but also the "ka-POW" point in the final panel. I'm comforted to see that some artists still believe comics have the power to draw young people to the hard-print newspaper. (As opposed to, say, Aaron McGruder's knowing book title of a few years back: "Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper.")
So that prompts today's official Reader Question: Do you believe the print comics still draw a significant number of young readers to the newspaper?
And while we're appreciating today's "Candorville": Unspooling this time-travel through Dr. Manhattan's questing is a swell touch. Thankfully (mindful of all those young readers, no doubt), too. Doc Manhattan remembers to wear his britches in that final frame. Unlike, say, Dennis the Menace in Tuesday's "Candorville."
Speaking of -- "Candorville" cartoonist DARRIN BELL tells Comic Riffs about that Pantless Scamp Synergy: "Pearls" creator Stephan Pastis "sent me his Dennis strip and while I didn't ask him, I naturally assumed Dennis wasn't wearing underwear. He's going for pity here, and for the average male, nothing generates pity like the full Monty."
Bell, by the way, did not offer whether Dr. Manhattan qualifies as "an average male."
| April 30, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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