Horrible Comics

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by Jared Hill

I’m not one to complain much, however, once in a blue moon I get the urge to refrain from holding my tongue and speak my mind. The case in point here, the so-called comics section of your fine, free newspaper. With the exception of “Mild Abandon,” possibly, the remainder of the “funnies” absolutely suck! Of course, this is my personal opinion, of which I’m entitled to. But the reason for my negative disposition in regards to the subject matter is due to the fact that, for the most part, the storylines for the cartoons lack in character—shallow and devoid of any and all depth. Additionally, they’re generally so abstract and essentially “left field” that they not only lack interest, but overall entertainment quality.

For instance, just in the title alone of “Plenty and Hope for the Unfortunates of the Earth,” I’m lost in translation of what the hell the author is trying to convey. It’s like it progressively becomes worse with each edition. In fact, I’d rather read the list of active ingredients on the back of a spray cleaner! Furthermore, “Hearts” is equally disappointing at least 50 percent of the time, especially since the character Lovey has been dismissed. Lastly, “A Cannonade of Hogwash,” like “Hearts,” has its moments. It’s simple and on a single piece of notebook paper. However, like “Plenty and Hope...” (Jesus), it tends to be so utterly abstract, it just doesn’t make sense and therefore isn’t humorous.

What I suggest as a remedy: a revamp of the comics section—new storylines, boost the readers’ interest, and introduce a new comic! (I have taken the liberty of enclosing some of my own material that I believe will be acceptable. At least give it a trial and see what the people think.)

Jared Hill

Spring City

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Comments » 1

sextm writes:

left field... hmmm.although I agree with you completely about the toons. I thought that maybe it was a leftist liberal sort of thing and I just couldn"t comprehend them because I'm a conservative.I always figured it was one of those liberal artsy quasi-political things that you all seem to like so much.
You're art's good. but it seems to not really say anything that I couldn't get from the sunday comics. Sorry bud, thats not why I read the pulse. I read the pulse because of the age old idiom "know thy enemy".
If I wanted the funny pages, I'd read the funny pages.I get all kinda hoots out of reading about everyones concerns for the environment and the ridiculous names for the local college bands that act like they're the newest and greatest thing to come down the pike since God made rolling papers.
Well... until I put down the pulse and have to pay attention to real life again. Money, Work, Chasing off guys trying to get my daughters. Stuff that matter, not comics.
Your art is good tho.

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