Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Monday, November 24, 2003

And the world becomes a slightly better place...'Opus' comic strip debuts in newspapers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Opus is back waddling across the comics pages — not because funnies fans need him but because his creator, Berkeley Breathed, thinks the penguin needs "finishing." [...]

The new weekly strip, named for its character, debuted Sunday in large format. A Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning, Breathed insisted on the larger style.

"I'll get bored drawing talking heads, which is pretty much all that registers in today's nano-scale strips. Boring is bad. Small is bad. Big, good." [...]
Are we to assume that from now on, Opus will be portrayed as a Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade float?!

An interesting redebut--I actually got to read the paper yesterday, and the new strip is indeed a big 'un--half a page, and in color just like Prince Valiant! I'm sure Mr. Breathed doesn't need a lecture from me, but it might be worth remembering that aside from big, Good is good. If it stinks like a dead herring, making it big won't be much of a help.

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