I’ve given up on reading newspaper comic strips a long time ago. Not because they’re “for kids”, but because they are hit-or-miss, with the emphasis on the miss.
But while waiting for some rice to finish cooking, I perused Yahoo! News for a bit and saw a link to the comics at the bottom. The rationale for clicking it? “Sure, why not, it’s been months since I’ve read the comics…”
A stark reminder of why comics have been website non grata. (Naturally, the goggles did nothing.)
Now if I were the guy writing the strip, I’d go to my editor and say, “Hey, look, I know you’re expecting another strip tomorrow, but it’s the least funny strip ever made. Literally. I prefer that my legacy not be ‘that guy who wrote the worst joke in the history of the planet’, so consider this my official letter of resignation.”
Certainly, there’s pressure on the comic strip writer because there has to be something everyday. But there’s just some point where you just have to give up. (Incidentally, I got an e-mail from someone who thought I could end up doing some type of production with LEP full-time. While very flattering, it would suck a lot of the fun out of it.)