Send ‘Prickly City’ creator back to the drawing board
I understand the rationale for trying to balance any perceived political leanings on the comics page, but “Prickly City” is either giving conservatism a bad name, or showing the movement’s true character. It is mean-spirited, shrill, shallow, repetitive, factually erroneous, boringly predictable and solely political.
“Doonesbury,” which “Prickly City” presumably counterbalances, is a sophisticated, character-driven and fact-anchored critique and satire of all aspects of American culture, both progressive and conservative – and it’s actually funny.
Poor “Prickly City.” It isn’t a fair fight. The only amusement in “Prickly City” is watching its creator pretzel himself to excoriate the Obama administration on Bush-rooted issues that he was silent on during the Bush years. The News should use the space for paid political ads, as that seems to be “Prickly City’s” real function.