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December 28, 2004

Core Issue Watch: The Present Editorial Climate and a Potential Effect on Comics

It's my gut feeling that one of the big, ongoing issues facing comics right now is an increasing scrutiny for strip and editorial cartoons within our culture of complaint. The tone of various complaints and criticisms right now seem slightly different to me, perhaps because comics and talking about them are taken more seriously now than in a time when this could kind of thing could be widely seen as an objection not worth making. More importantly, with the newspaper business being what it is and more and more eyes at all levels of journalism on the bottom line, I don't see where any real resistance is going to come from if a set of complaints against a single work or editorialist were to build critical momentum.
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