There don’t seem to be many new people around because alt-weeklies don’t run enough comics.Â It’s funny because back in the ’80s. when nobody was reading alt-weeklies, it was the comics that put them on the map, like Life in Helland Lynda Barry.Â I hate to see weeklies repeat the same mistakes that the daily papers have made: fewer and fewer comics, and running them smaller and smaller.
I can understand the business limitations, but you can’t go wrong with running more comics.Â There are good comics out there. Weeklies should be running more than two or three strips.Â They don’t take up much room, and what’s one less sex ad?
That’s exactly right. There should be room for new talent, without sending the established crop of cartoonists off on the ice floes. (Something I wish our friends in Detroit understood.)