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November 15, 2004

Anti-Semitic Joke Gets University Cartoonist Suspended in Illinois

Chicago area media reported Saturday that student cartoonist Matt Vroom at the University of Illinois' Daily Illini was suspended for a joke that incorporated Jewish stereotypes of big noses and financial advantage. The editor that approved the strip was suspended as well.

Vroom's I Hate Pam is a deadpan humor strip in the style of work from David Rees or Max Cannon. You can check out less distressing examples of the strip through the paper's site.

In other college comic strip news, a shout out from the Arizona State newspaper for one of its own provides a reminder that MTV's college strip contest is coming right up on its voting deadline of November 17th.

I'm not sure about any of these strips, but "Matt Vroom" and "Dud Lawson" are total keepers as far as names go.
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