READER POLL: Does 'risqué' 'Liberty Meadows' go too far?
The reader has a provocative point.
Yesterday, 'Riffs commenter "scmonty1" had no problem with "Tank McNamara." The reader did, however, have a serious issue with Monday's "LIBERTY MEADOWS," the comic by Frank Cho (Maryland's own, natch) that runs in The Post's online comics lineup.
Specifically, "scmonty1" wrote that in taking certain visual, um, liberties, this "Liberty Meadows" is "absolutely over-the-line. C'mon, WaPost, this does not belong in the 'Comics.' Great art, cool story-line, great characters, but, in the Comics??....no way!!"
The funnypages are no stranger, of course, to putting the "strip" in comic strip: "Pibgorn," "9 Chickweed Lane" (both Brooke McEldowney productions, natch) and "Judge Parker" are well-known for their physical eye-candy. (Heck, even a recent "Zits" -- which parodied the "Love Is..." cartoons -- came in for a little "put-some-clothes-on" criticism.) Some comics fans even point back to such strips as "L'il Abner" when the topic of scantily clad characters rears it's googly-eyed head.
All that said, I pose today's "Liberty Meadows" question to you, 'Riffs reader: What's your take on this voyeuristic strip? Let the "Blinds" Taste Test begin.
| November 17, 2009; 9:55 AM ET
Categories: The Comic Strip, The E-Mailbag | Tags: Liberty Meadows; Frank Cho; Michael Cavna
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