A reader recently pointed me to this letter to the editor printed in the Appeal-Democrat, a newspaper in Marysville, California:
Letter: Comics change strikes a nerve
That got me to thinking. Would it be better?
Here is the comics page with Pearls Before Swine:
And here is the comics page without it:
If you ask me, that’s an odd layout.
But then I did some more thinking. What if a reader used the space?
For example, to write down their grocery list:
Or play tic-tac-toe:
Or perhaps to write commentary about other strips:
Best of all, it would be a great place for my wife Staci to write me a friendly little love note: