The Lonely Detective needs all he can get. Click the strip for a beta-sized comic.
With the advent of the Internet, women cartoonists can put up their work on a daily basis and find a huge audience. One of my favorites is the Canadian artist Kate Beaton of Hark, A Vagrant, who blends history and humor in a unexpected way in her cartoons.
You can check out her website at http://harkavagrant.com for comics and more. And you can take a look at http://www.openculture.com/
Sorry to start your week with bad news. We’ll go ahead and post two at once while we’re at it.
First, from Richard B.
If this were an episode of a crime show, people would call the network to complain. If this were a story in a school library, parents would demand that it be removed. It’s appalling.
But it’s true. And it raises a question: which is the worse illness? Anorexia, or trafficking in misery?
Three out of four young women dislike their bodies.
One in three hopes to become a fashion model.
One in five diagnosed with anorexia will be dead within 20 years.
Last year, the U.S. women’s clothing industry took in $111 billion.
Many people enjoy long, active lives without a conscience.
And then we learned from Joanne D. that Chicago’s mayor now wants to sell ad space on our recycling bins. What’s next? On our schools? Check out the link for more info and a petition.