Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed for February 14, 2013

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    RG_Dustbin  over 11 years ago

    It’s not the comics that have become smaller, just the readers….

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    tripwire45  over 11 years ago

    Obviously Breathed never saw the Internet coming.

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    SubHuman  over 11 years ago

    And yet, you can’t zoom in on it here either…

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    vwdualnomand  over 11 years ago

    another victim of a dying industry

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    kellymill1965  over 11 years ago

    This is like today the comics are getting smaller and the religion pages are getting bigger I not saying don’t get religion but laughter is the best medicine.

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    Ben Towle Premium Member over 11 years ago

    The reduction in strip size has been steady and pretty dramatic. This great image popped up online last week—size comparison of a single 1928 newspaper comic with the entire comics section from a 2013 paper:


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    gaebie  over 11 years ago

    “Now our funnies come to us electronically, that’s progress”.Wrong; it’s the “latest great thing” but it is not progress.

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    el_flesh  over 11 years ago

    Don’t get religion. Laughter is infinitely better. It’s easy to laugh at the ridiculous precepts of religion, too. The sad thing is many newspapers have NO Science page at all. How are children supposed to be given an appreciation of Science? Learning about how the world correctly works is what children want to DO. Religion takes that away from them.

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    Sisyphos  over 11 years ago

    Quel fromage! Even some web comics have shrunken to the point of illegibility; viz., the Sunday Dick Tracy on Comics Kingdom. I guess pixels are too expensive, just like newsprint and ink.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Irony Dept.: GoComics won’t permit enlargement of this strip.

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    cybergal29  over 11 years ago

    AWW :-) Thank you :-)

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    Rush Strong Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I love the reference to Doonesbury not budging. For those who don’t recall, there was a time that Doonsebury had the clout to be able to specify a minimum size for his strip. IIRC, this was after his first long hiatus and at a time that papers were beginning to print the comics side by side on a (still full size) page, instead of having a single stack of strips that took almost 2/3 of the width. I saw more than one paper take the oppertunity to move the strip to the editorial page, rather than juggle it into the twin stack format.

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    alviebird  over 11 years ago

    “And here is one for the Creationists. How do we know that God did not cause the “Big Bang”? and used evolution to create humans? ;-)”

    There are ways to interpret the story of creation which allow that. For example: Right there in at the start (I guess I could have said “in the beginning”) where it says the world was void. A more correct translation says it became void. How long did it exist before that? A few “days”? Years? Four billion years?

    There is also a line of thought that Adam was not the first human, but merely the first in the seed line through which the messiah would come. This also solves the problems of racial diversity and “where did Cain get a wife”.

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  14. Cathy aack Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Gotta make room for the ads — and then they say they don’t get enough ads to run the paper. I just pulled 7 solid sections (not pages — sections) of ads out of the Sunday paper — not including the glossies. Not much left when I discard them.

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    alviebird  over 11 years ago

    I believe not only that there is no conflict between science and religion, but they support and confirm each other.

    But before someone starts trying to make some point of conflict, I submit that it would be based on some popular notion of “religion” (I hate that word) that is just wrong, and can be easily explained if one is willing to let go of tradition.

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