'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A comic strip's popularity and long-term appeal is determined by various factors, including generational references, character and story development and merchandising. That's why some great strips have been able to maintain a strong following (Peanuts, Beetle Bailey, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Pogo) while others gradually slipped into obscurity (Sam's Strip, Tooner-ville Folks, the Gumps, the Kin-der-Kids).
War may be hell, but Nicholas Kulish sees the humor in it. His satire "Last One In" tells the story of Jimmy Stephens, a gossip columnist who ends up covering the Iraq war for the New York Daily Herald.