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December 2, 2007

Topical Depression

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Everybody sent me this one. Really. Some because of the obvious comic strip theme, and others because the opinion I posted a couple of months ago (citing the FBOFW and Funky examples among others) that aging baby boomers should not be allowed to write comic strips: because we’re reaching the point where lingering illnesses are a part of our lives, and many of us were brought up believing that whatever’s on our minds is something we absolutely need to share with everybody else.

And by the way, Child in the Lower Left-Hand Corner… Comic strips that have been around for a long time didn’t start out focusing on depressing themes: Long-running strips remain in the newspapers based on a combination (varying from comic to comic) of loyal fan base and inertia.

Oh, and… When did Frumpy the Clown return and why is he wearing a dress???

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