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November 15, 2007


Okay, I just checked: Andy Capp is still being published.



  1. Yes, but it isn’t considered funny.

    Comment by Scott — November 15, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

  2. I only occasionally check in on Andy Capp, but it seems to me that at some point in recent years they did at least remove the hilarious spousal abuse?

    Comment by Autumnal Harvest — November 15, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

  3. This cartoon actually reminds me of an incident during Halloween, when Detroit Lions QB Jon Kitna dressed up as Joe Cullen. Cullen infamously drove around drunk, naked, and pulled up at a Wendy’s drive-thru. Some local and national media pundits comdemned Kitna for making light of a serious thing like alcoholism.

    That bugged me like the dickens: if you can’t poke fun at a guy who ordered fast food while naked, who can you make fun of?

    Anyway, that’s sorta sums up what I think that cartoon is trying to say: beyond even the medium, alcoholism had been considered such a serious issue that it’s politically correct now to depict it humorously anywhere.

    Comment by El Santo — November 15, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  4. The question I have, is who the person is that is walking in? And, why would he be an expert in settling this debate?

    Comment by Bill — November 15, 2007 @ 6:33 pm

  5. El Santo, I haven’t seen the Simpsons in a while, but I sort of assume that Homer is still a humorous alcoholic.

    Comment by Autumnal Harvest — November 15, 2007 @ 6:49 pm

  6. I actually collect cartoons involving drinking (a hobby that I’m sure makes my Mom proud) and I have to say that not many cartoonists seem to think drunks have lost their appeal. I still find at least a couple a week.

    Pour me another martini and keep the comedy coming!

    Comment by Mike — November 15, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

  7. I liked MAD’s take on “Bringing Up Father”, where they depicted it as a violent, alcoholic marriage. Which it was.

    Comment by Alan Hamilton — November 16, 2007 @ 1:39 am

  8. I’m just wondering why the word “in” is in cursive in this comic. Should that word be stressed? Did he say it a different way? Is this something the cartoonist always does?

    Comment by bAT L. — November 17, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

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