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December 7, 2004

What’s Wrong with the Funny Business?

This article succinctly deals with some of the basic content issues facing comics today, including cartoonists' take on one of the more fascinating issues of the ongoing cultural war -- is art and entertainment more outrageous today or less?

Reading between the lines one may note that the actual protests that any of these controversies generates seem to be a modest number at best. This is perhaps a sign of new technology's role in mobilizing and publicizing complaints over relatively tiny incidents in the service of a specific agenda as opposed to a groundswell of public reaction. It may even indicate a widespread disconnect from comics in general.
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