By: E&P Staff
Richard Thompson spoofed newspaper comic polls in his latest “Richard’s Poor Almanack” cartoon for The Washington Post.
It includes boxes for survey respondents to check that include lines like: “Even the mildest attempt at humor offends me deeply, yet I demand to be entertained.”
Thompson also refers to the way the “For Better or For Worse” strip is jumping back and forth in time with this comment: “The Pattersons time-travel back to the ’70s where they battle THEMSELVES.”
The cartoon — which can be seen here — was mentioned on Mike Rhode’s ComicsDC blog.
Thompson also does the “Cul de Sac” comic strip distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.
A story about the pros and cons of newspaper comic polls appeared in E&P’s September 2007 issue.