First off, I promise Friday’s cartoon isn’t shitty. It might be lame and unfunny, but I actually put some effort into it. Let’s all forget what happened last Friday and look towards the future, towards the bleak dystopia that awaits us all.
Word on the street is that the venerable Boston Phoenix will be undergoing an extreme makeover in the coming months. Hopefully the improvements include expanding the number of comics they offer. They currently run one excellent comic, some local issue editorial cartoons, and a couple other gag panels that are like Playboy comics, or those found in the New Yorker.
Another improvement I’d like to see is the removal of the adult classified section. I am a terrible prude and hate reading that thing on the train and having to hide that section’s racy cover. If they do change to a tabloid format, this might be a moot point. For those of you who aren’t media nerds, tabloid here refers to the fold of the paper, not the quality of journalism.
If you’ve got a hankering to help me out, let them know you’d like to see them pick up the locally made and not too awful Big Fat Whale. I dream of a day when I can tell people I meet that I’m a cartoonist and not get a blank stare that seems to imply, “You poor delusional little man.”