Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Living in the Future Edition (Apr. 13)

Here we have a strip ostensibly set around the year 1000 AD portraying stereotypes of gender relations from Eisenhower's America. It's rather astonishing how many comic strips cannot move past the 1950's in various ways, a list that includes Dennis the Menace, Blondie, Hagar the Horrible and the Family Circus. How long does it take an editor to realize that these strips are completely irrelevant.

Runners-up: Baldo, Beetle Bailey, Garfield, Zits

What appealed to me the most about this strip was the bottom line montage of the shot settling onto the back of the rim. I just liked the use of small panels within the larger panel. It's nice to see cartoonists move outside the box a little bit.

Runners-up: Candorville, Cul de Sac, Family Circus, Get Fuzzy, Mutts, Sherman's Lagoon

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