In Which A Comics Syndicate Makes A Terrible Mistake


I was trying to look something up about a comic strip and I got one of those pop-up boxes to take a survey. It was asking me to rate the three most appealing names for a comic strip that they’re thinking about syndicating. None of them was a name that made me even the slightest bit curious about what the comic strip might be. What are they doing asking me if something is interesting? I warned everybody about this just a couple weeks ago for crying out loud. I don’t know how to tell whether a thing is interesting. Day School for Daddies? I dunno if I care. Cash, Tokens, and Transfers: a History of Urban Mass Transit in North America? I keep checking the university library to see if that’s in. I guess what I’m saying is if someone’s trying to figure whether to launch a comic strip about the inter-urban transit lines of the 1910s, don’t make any plans based on how interested I am. Gads. (Yes, I know about Toonerville Trolley and I know where to get my hands on a collection if the stock at this used bookstore in Troy, New York, hasn’t changed much since 2002.)

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “In Which A Comics Syndicate Makes A Terrible Mistake”

  1. They should have asked your opinion of a new strip called “Pinbunny” about a rabbit who somehow gets good at pinball and dishes out Mary Worthian advice to random people in the crowd. Not above “rabbit ears” puns.

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    1. Oh, now, I like the idea for this strip certainly. But I don’t have any idea whether the title’s any good. I’ve never known whether a title was good at anything, which is why I went into academia, where nobody has ever had a good title for anything.

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