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Jul 21st 2010 A fable attempt

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I’ve produced some strange comic strips in my day, but there’ve been few stranger than when I depicted Arlo as a grasshopper, in July of 1997. The above cartoon was the first in a week-long series about retirement planning, A&J style. I’ve done surprisingly little on this subject, considering the premise of my comic strip. Maybe it’s just too personal. One reader, for example, took me to task when this series first appeared, accusing me of being a rich cartoonist having fun at the expense of poorer souls. Well, he was wrong on all his points, but his ire was unsettling, as ire always is to me. (You can see the rest of this series by clicking here and following the thread at comics.com.)

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