Comments: What people forget is that Bil Keane's strip was one of the first to daringly feature completely uncolored people like "Not Me"

The thing that really stood out for me in the article was learning that McGruder *doesn't even draw the strip himself* anymore. Damn. He's *29 years old* and he's running way behind deadlines and is *literally* phoning in instructions to someone else so she can draw the strip. That is one fucked-up full-of-himself guy, there.

Posted by Rose at April 28, 2004 02:25 PM

Yeah. I enjoy the strip -- when I read it -- more for its bracing sense of confrontationalism than actual humor content. I don't think he's a great cartoonist. But as a wack-job celebrity? There he is very entertaining.

His behavior at that event for The Nation is far and away the most out-of-line behavior I've ever heard about from a cartoonist, and all the more so because it's not like they forced him to be there. If he hates events filled with "rich white leftists", then why agree to attend them?

Posted by Francis at April 29, 2004 05:41 PM