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This was a cartoon I did wwwwaaayyyyyy back in 1993 (holy crap! Where does the time go?) as a submission for "The Comics Buyers' Guide" back when it was a weekly newspaper, rather than the current monthly magazine. Sadly, it wasn't published. [I did have a few other cartoons published in the CBG which I called "Dyspepsia of the Mind", and even got to do a Guest Editorial for them about collector mentality gone wrong. Maybe I'll post those someday, as well...]
In the early 90's, ultra-violent anti-heroes and all manner of cover gimmicks (multiple-covers, holographic covers, glow-in-the-dark covers...) were going from occasional happenings to almost seeming to become the norm. Plot and story were replaced with gritting teeth, constipated expressions, and foil-embossed covers... Well, sorta like now, I suppose, for the most part. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess.
Oh, and the reference to "JSA" was the delightful 1992 "Justice Society of America" run from Len Strazewski and the late Mike Parobeck (gone too soon). I suppose I should also say "Calvin and Hobbes" was one of the BEST comic strips out there and still remains one of my all-time favorites.
Hope you like it! It's almost 20 years old, but seems almost as applicable today, sadly. :-)
Pen and Ink on 8-1/2" x 14" bristol board (colored digitally)