How annoying

Perhaps Margo is right. Am I insane? Margo is ALWAYS right. (click for larger image, by the way)

Perhaps Margo is right. Am I insane? Margo is ALWAYS right. (click for larger image, by the way)

I really hate it when things I’ve given up on get the axe. Apparently, and unless Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos or someone saves it, Apartment 3G is going to syndy comics heaven or something.

It’s really a shame no one cared enough to wrench it out of Bolle and Shulocks rot-inducing hands before they were allowed to run it into the ground. I’ve been begging someone like the new (well, not that new anymore) Dick Tracy team, or FOR GOD’S SAKE, THE new Dick Tracy team, to take the strip over, but my halfhearted wish was not granted. For me there’s still a world full of comics to mock and praise as the whim takes me (and time allows, alas).

But…

What will our charming, hilarious, and intrepid trio at Lovely Ladies of Apartment 3G do with their stinging wit now? Good thing there’s a presidential election coming up; we can all switch gears while we grieve for LuAnn, Tommi, and of course, the magnificent Margo-a-go-go.

Until then, I suppose there’s just:

Shock or Disbelief (Really? Fucking really?)
Denial (Nah, heh, pull the other one, y’bastards.)
Anger (FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!)
Bargaining (There are literally thousands and thousands of comics writers and artists who would literally kick ass on A3G. C’mon, Syndy, give’em a shot. What have you got to lose? Nothing really, and it will make literally dozens of people, and some comics bloggers, really happy.)
Guilt (I… I could have been nicer… maybe.)
Depression (Without Margo, Tommi and LuAnn, especially LuAnn, what’s the point of this blog? And, no, I have NEVER asked myself that before, thank you very much.)
Acceptance and Hope (Oh well, fuck, there’s always Mary Worth or something.)

I think I’ll just skip to forgetting all about it. Where is E Kubler-Ross when you really need her? Dead? Oh well.

And then, of course, there’s always the money thing.

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Thank you!

Form an orderly line, ladies

Ian Cameron, Ph.D. is back on the market.

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Paging Mary Worth, paging Mary Worth.

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Thank you!

Waiting for Margo


Waiting for Margo
Presented by the Apartment 3G Players
Cast
Abigail “Tommie” Thompson as Estragon
Lu Ann Powers as Vladimir
Eric Mills as Pozzo
Eric Mills’ brother as Lucky
Random blue person in background as a boy

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Thank you!

Mmmm, just what I needed

“But none had come close to the scope and profitability of Peanuts. Younger cartoonists took notice. Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield, set out specifically to match not Schulz’s quality but his financial success. In contrast to Schulz, Davis has acknowledged that PAWS, Inc., his licensing arm, takes precedence over the strip itself. In an interview on his Garfield.com website, he states: “I set aside one week each month to focus on writing the comic strip. Once I get in writing mode, the gags can sometimes really flow and I might write 4-6 weeks worth of material in one week.” He then leaves the more tedious tasks like coloring and lettering to his teams of assistants. He devotes the rest of the month to finding creative ways to expand the Garfield brand. ”
Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip, by Luke Epplin, LA Review of Books, August 15, 2015

Ah, just what I needed: another reason to hate Garfield. However, this essay is mostly about Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, and the above is by far the least interesting part of it. Click, and be delighted and enlightened, my children.