Archive for October 26th, 2004

The lame duck episodes

October 26th, 2004

If you’re curious about how the DTWOF characters handle the election results (or lack thereof), you’ll have to wait until December 1, when episode 454 comes out. I just finished and sent off episodes 452 and 453, which are scheduled to run during the weeks of 11/3 and 11/17 respectively. Because I had to write these well before the election happened, they obviously could not be about the election. I couldn’t even write about the pre-election anxiety we’re all seething with, because that’ll be old news by 11/2.

This was a frustrating prospect, like not being allowed to mention the elephant (or please god, the donkey) in the living room. In the end, I decided to use these two episodes to do some much needed exposition. I’ve devoted so much space to the depredations of the Bush administration lately that I’ve been neglecting the characters’ lives and relationships.

Required Reiding

October 26th, 2004

Alison says she’s going to post something later, but in the meantime, here are some links to another awesome feminist cartoonist blogger, Mikhaela Reid. If you haven’t seen her work, do check it out. Mikhaela draws political cartoons for the Boston Phoenix and for Bay Windows. Her work also appears in Women’s eNews, In These Times, Ms., and the Funny Times. She was featured, along with Alison and some other kick-ass strip artists, in Ted Rall’s recent book, Attitude II: The New Subversive Alternative Cartoonists. As you can tell by her blog, she’s clearly more web savvy than either of us.