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ConservativeHQ.com Launches ‘Conservatives’ Answer to Doonesbury’
Well this looks like good news for ol’ Chris Muir. At last he’ll be tapped into the wingnut welfare mainline.
Above: Conservatives’ answer to Doonesbury
Okay, we helped that one along a bit. Here’s the original strip, and verily, never let it be said that we aren’t the liberal answer to the conservatives’ answer to Doonesbury.
MANASSAS, Virginia, Feb. 6 /Christian Newswire/ — ConservativeHQ.com is launching a new daily comic strip that is the conservatives’ answer to political comics like “Doonesbury” and the strip-turned-animated-cartoon “The Boondocks.”
…And The Boondocks. We’re like the answer to their answer to the Boonsbury Dock-Boon whatsis thing, except with more of a Mutts-meets-Terry-and-the-Pirates concept, and pushed to the max with kind of a ’70s Métal Hurlant visual aesthetic, if you see the market we’re aiming at.
Above: If nobody appreciates the complexity of this gag, it will still have been worth it.
Well, hooray for Chris Muir, anyway.
“Liberal comedians and cartoonists have expressed great anguish at the rise of Barack Obama to the presidency, because having a perfect president makes it impossible to make fun of Washington,” says Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. “‘The Gentleman from Lickskillet’ is conservatives’ response.”
And that’s why. . .uh, what?
“The Gentleman from Lickskillet” is the first conservative comic strip to interweave humor and satire with continuing storylines and a large cast of characters.
The sound like a feather brushing across a Fisher-Price xylophone was Muir’s self-esteem throwing itself down a tiny staircase. Not only are they working his very concept, but it’s as if Duffy had appeared on the scene all pleased with herself, acting like she’d never heard of Amy Winehouse.
The strip’s creators are Steven J. Allen, a journalist and longtime Washington insider, and cartoonist Kevin Tuma.
Allen was raised on a chicken farm–like his main character–in the Appalachian foothills of Alabama. A
former newspaper reporter and radio news director, Allen served as senior editor of Conservative Digest
magazine, as vice president of a think tank on Washington’s K Street, and as press secretary to a U.S. Senator. His commentaries have appeared in such publications as Newsday and The New York Times. He has a Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law and a PhD from George Mason University.
I.e., this is a man who knows funny.
Tuma is an editorial cartoonist and comic book artist from Texas. He penciled such comic book series as Tales of the Green Hornet, The Twilight Zone, and Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, and was a regular contributor to Cracked magazine. His political cartoons have appeared on the CNS News Web site and in such publications as The American Conservative and the Cato Institute journal Regulation.
I.e., this is a man capable of reviewing a composition such as this and going, “Yeah, that’s looking pretty good.”
On the other hand, both gentlemen seem to incline to the paleocon side of things. This means that their opinions may be wrong only 80-90% of the time — in contrast to the quasars of broad-spectrum quantum wrongness now blasting away in distant corners of the universe, the wormholes of which resolve to hypergons of n-dimensional failspace, such as the one created by William Kristol via an achieved rate of error in excess of 100%.
Anyway, let’s see what they…
Above: The Gentleman from Lickskillet, 2/9/09
Uh, a star is born?