When Obama Drives the Funnies
In real life, President Obama may be making man-of-the-people burger runs to Arlington. But in "Candorville"-Land, Obama is Harry Truman (the meta-year is 1948) crossed with an upper-crust FDR (right down to his ivory cig-holder).
Regardless of setting, though, Darrin Bell draws one of our fave funnypage Obamas. So we take a moment to applaud the caricature.
Elsewhere, "Prickly City" is equally political, also setting wartime torture of prisoners in its sights. But more interesting to me is the synchronicity between "Prickly" and "Non Sequitur" in terms of tone. If we didn't know better, we'd think Scott Stantis and Wiley Miller are going the extra mile to make SURE they're strips aren't set to KidsPost.
PICKLES: 'Riffs continues to eat up Opal's skeptical view of modern journalistic practices. Perhaps she's hit on the solution that all of us in journalism have somehow overlooked: It's all about using words that are sound effects! In other words, our industry mastheads should apparently read "The Washington Pssst!" and "New York Chimes." Oh, wise Opal -- please continue to share your journalistic rants. They go down like good medicine.
| May 6, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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