From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Leave it to a cartoonist

To make points and ask questions the media won't. Keith Knight, who draws The K Chronicles hits on a point regarding the "historical information" contained in the August 6 PDB, as well as about Shrub's wonderful attendance record (view the daily ad to see the comic).

I also think it's been interesting seeing some more established cartoonists really try and bring the impacts of the war home. Garry Trudeau has started a storyline in Doonesbury this week that shows the impact on longtime character fave BD (the link takes you to the first strip, published on 4/19/04. Click on "next date" link to see the subsequent strips). But Trudeau has always been unafraid to take on topical and controversial issues. What surprised me was when I saw a cartoonist of a decidedly less political bent bring the Iraqi conflict into his world. That brings me to the start of this storyline in Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley.

Should be some good reading in the next few weeks, if very sad. I'll let you know if there's any particularly good strips that go up over the course of the storylines.