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In their latest comic-strip outing, beloved instructional characters Mr. Do and Mr. Don't teach Portlanders how to behave in the new year.
The Mr. Do & Mr. Don't 2010 Self-Improvement Guide (Webcomics Nation)
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Loved this! Just wondering: why were there no author/artist credits on the A&E page?
January 09, 2010 at 02:59 PM
I leave my credits off the A&E version of the strip on purpose, actually. This is probably a stupid decision, but here's the reasoning behind it:
"Mr. Do & Mr. Don't" is, in part, a spoof of "Goofus & Gallant" from Highlights for Children magazine -- and nothing in Highlights has a byline because they're trying to make everything speak to children with a sort of disembodied institutional "voice of authority."
That's why I leave the byline off "Mr. Do & Mr. Don't": It cracks me up that a strip like that would be created by the disembodied voice of A&E -- as if this were how The Oregonian itself were teaching people to behave.
A bit on the conceptual side, I suppose, but that's what I'm thinking....
Michael Russell |
January 09, 2010 at 03:06 PM
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