From Lori Buselt, one of the editors in our feature department:
Are your funny bones ready? Four new strips officially have joined
The Eagle’s comic lineup this week, as you’ve seen in Sunday’s and
today’s editions. They are "Mother Goose & Grimm," "Bizarro," "Pearls Before
Swine" and "Sherman’s Lagoon." You can read more about the strips — and the artists behind them — in our story, "See these in the funny papers."
As part of our unveiling Sunday, we included a sample of each strip.
"Mother Goose & Grimm" offering (click on image at left for larger view) may have thrown some readers for a
loop. It included a parody of comic strip "Family Circus," illustrating Bil
Keane’s famous characters doing a tight-rope walk. The title of "Mother Goose
& Grimm" creator Mike Peters’ satire was "Family Cirque Du Soleil."
If you’re familiar with Peters’ strip, you know that satires are part
of his schtick. (That may not be a stretch considering Peters also is a Pulitzer Prize winner who creates editorial cartoons.) Another one of
his strips includes Disney’s princesses mingling during a cocktail party.
The strip, labeled "Disney’s Desperate Housewives," includes Belle of
"Beauty and the Beast" complaining, "My husband is an animal." Ariel of "The
Little Mermaid" says, "Mine wants me to wear fishnet stockings," to which
Sleeping Beauty retorts, "I just pretend I’m asleep."
What do you think of the new lineup? Funny? Boring? Let us know.