DRAWN & QUARTERED
3 comic strips join Star-Bulletin lineup tomorrow
When you read tomorrow's comics section, you'll notice some changes.
Webmaster's Note: The comics appear in the print edition of the Star-Bulletin only.
This is Step 1 of the revamping of our comics selection -- Step 2 happens next Sunday with a new lineup of strips in a new format (more on that later).
Weekdays, "Zack Hill," "La Cucaracha" and "Preteena" have been voted off the island, replaced by:
"Housebroken": Steve Watkins tells the story of DJ Dog, a self-described "Ghetto Snoopy" and his adventures with two African-American siblings -- Mya Watson, 9-year-old multimillionaire businesswoman, and Malik, her free-spirited brother who masquerades as the costumed crime fighter "Blackman," fighting racial injustice (real or imagined).
"State of the Union": Creator Carl Moore calls himself a "fallen liberal," and his caricature-driven satirical strip definitely has a conservative slant. But he says he's really a libertarian who only calls himself a conservative because "not enough people know what a libertarian is."
"I don't just attack Democrats, liberals and liberal thinking. I will hit on Republicans and conservatives now and then, but since there is a swarm of liberal cartoonists out there doing just that, it takes some pretty awful screw-ups for me to spend time attacking Republicans. Unfortunately, the Bush administration is providing too many such screw-ups."
"Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!": Satire takes on a more sci-fi flavor at the hands of Tim Rickard, who describes his strip as "a parody both of old serial comic strips such as 'Flash Gordon' and 1950s B-level sci-fi movies. 'Brewster's' reach also extends to skewer other genres such as superhero, fantasy, monster and horror. Even real science and current events aren't safe." His setting is the space station R.U. Sirius.
Enjoy. We'll talk again next week when we debut an exciting new Sunday comics section.