It’s no secret to people that know me that I love newspapers and lament their decline. What I try to keep from friends is my love of newspaper comics. I’m especially a sucker for the Sunday funnies…
Front page, schrump page, I spread those bright colored pages out and read away. Israeli tanks rolling through Gaza? Illinois Governor Blagojevich hauled away in handcuffs? Don’t bother me with that nonsense until I’m done Get Fuzzy, thank you very much.
This is why I’m a big fan of Comics Curmudgeon. It’s a popular blog written by Josh Fruhlinger. It features Josh’s take — a shrewd, snarky, witty take — on the daily comics pages. He skewers staid comics that I can’t believe anyone reads anymore like Mary Worth, Apartment 3-G and Gasoline Alley. I started reading it a year or two ago when Josh was leading, or at least spawning, a holy and worthwhile jihad against the nauseating, saccharine-laced For Better or For Worse.
This is a long way of saying this: Why not vote for The Comics Curmudgeon for the best humor blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Voting ends today.