February 22, 2019
As the hardreading staff has diligently chronicled, the Boston Globe joined dozens of other newspapers in dumping Non Sequitur for inviting Donald Trump to do something anatomically impossible in its comic strip last week.
In yesterday’s Boston Herald comics page, Pearls Before Swine offered this commentary.
Beyond that, Two Daily Town has received several protests to the Globe’s defenestration of Non Sequitur.
Draw, as it were, your own conclusions.
February 14, 2019
As the hardreading staff has previously noted, the Boston Globe had no immediate reaction to last Sunday’s Non Sequitur comic, which contained what was widely described as a “profane and vulgar” message to Donald Trump inviting him to do something, well, anatomically impossible.
All week newspapers have been busy dropping the strip (The Daily Cartoonist stopped counting at 45), and today the Globe followed suit with this Page 2 editor’s note.
So, instead of this on today’s comics pages . . .
Globe readers got this.
If Non Sequitur had to go (which, in truth, it didn’t), Zippy the Pinhead is an excellent replacement.
(To be sure graf goes here)
To be sure, there were a couple of protests on Twitter.
But that’s pretty much all the blowback we saw.
According to the editor’s note, the Sunday Globe will continue to stiff Zippy, opting instead for Half Full, which is, to be fair, half funny.
Hey – six out of seven Zippys ain’t bad.