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(The New York Times)   Mark Trail has a new artist and she's making him into a 'Woke Hunk'   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-10-01 2:53:35 PM  
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Mark Trail (Of Finland)?
 
2020-10-01 3:54:42 PM  
"Well, it's in quotes so certainly the phrase "Woke hunk", or even just the word "woke" must be in the article somewhere" he said to himself not remembering what website he's on
 
2020-10-01 3:58:26 PM  
I really can't wait for the Comics Curmudgeon to cover these. Sadly, it probably means he'll be pulling Mark Trail out of rotation, because the curmudgeon schtick doesn't work if the comic is actually decent. Then again, soap opera strips are soap opera strips.

//Look, I'm only into Mary Worth for the lulz, okay?
 
2020-10-01 4:00:46 PM  
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2020-10-01 4:04:34 PM  
 
2020-10-01 4:08:38 PM  
How is a Rusty Trail different than a Rusty Venture?
 
2020-10-01 4:11:01 PM  

swahnhennessy: How is a Rusty Trail different than a Rusty Venture?


neither are close to a Rusty Trombone are they?
 
2020-10-01 4:14:10 PM  
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2020-10-01 4:14:36 PM  

swahnhennessy: How is a Rusty Trail different than a Rusty Venture?


One is wearing business socks...
 
2020-10-01 4:18:31 PM  
Just the random sample cartoons are already much less WTF than OG Mark Trail.  Like... it's actually clear whether the nature facts are a diegetic thing that Mark is actually saying / writing in his column or just flavor text added on a whim!  And the speech bubbles are actually used like speech bubbles, indicating who's saying what instead of randomly pointing at foreground animals for no reason!

I'm genuinely not sure whether I approve or not... which means I'm going to have to actually read the strip again at some point to actually know whether I approve, so I guess well done, native advertising guy.  Well played indeed.

// I know it's hard to tell with the old art style, but I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I'm actually familiar enough with the old version to tell you that Mark is actually supposed to be a "hunk" already within the context of the comic strip.  Like, that thing with the old ladies randomly ogling him is a thing that could well have passed without comment in the 1990s version of the newspaper strip.  Though, again, hard to tell since all male characters kinda look the same and so do all female characters (god help you when two characters who don't have a signature hat or mountain man beard or whatever appear together in a black and white strip... actually, whatever, their speech bubbles will be coming out of the same duck anyhow.)
 
2020-10-01 4:22:36 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Just the random sample cartoons are already much less WTF than OG Mark Trail.  Like... it's actually clear whether the nature facts are a diegetic thing that Mark is actually saying / writing in his column or just flavor text added on a whim!  And the speech bubbles are actually used like speech bubbles, indicating who's saying what instead of randomly pointing at foreground animals for no reason!

I'm genuinely not sure whether I approve or not... which means I'm going to have to actually read the strip again at some point to actually know whether I approve, so I guess well done, native advertising guy.  Well played indeed.

// I know it's hard to tell with the old art style, but I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I'm actually familiar enough with the old version to tell you that Mark is actually supposed to be a "hunk" already within the context of the comic strip.  Like, that thing with the old ladies randomly ogling him is a thing that could well have passed without comment in the 1990s version of the newspaper strip.  Though, again, hard to tell since all male characters kinda look the same and so do all female characters (god help you when two characters who don't have a signature hat or mountain man beard or whatever appear together in a black and white strip... actually, whatever, their speech bubbles will be coming out of the same duck anyhow.)


This. The only real change is increased family participation. And the Dr. Doolittle thing, however that works out.
 
2020-10-01 4:31:18 PM  
I swear to dog, I thought Mark Trail was a parody.

Have I really just seen it parodied that much?
 
2020-10-01 4:33:06 PM  
Only a matter of time before he knocks heads with Steve Canyon

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2020-10-01 4:35:41 PM  
I don't like it... but at least it's still a few degrees away from full-blown manga.

(don't bother chiming in to educate me about how vastly diverse manga ACTUALLY is)
 
2020-10-01 4:46:14 PM  

Michael J Faux: I don't like it... but at least it's still a few degrees away from full-blown manga.

(don't bother chiming in to educate me about how vastly diverse manga ACTUALLY is)


It's certainly different. No one can argue with that
 
2020-10-01 4:53:35 PM  

olapbill: swahnhennessy: How is a Rusty Trail different than a Rusty Venture?

neither are close to a Rusty Trombone are they?


The first problem you'll run into is that no one can agree what a Rusty Venture is

/It's not a double frogman
//And I forget the rest
 
2020-10-01 5:01:34 PM  

t3knomanser: I really can't wait for the Comics Curmudgeon to cover these. Sadly, it probably means he'll be pulling Mark Trail out of rotation, because the curmudgeon schtick doesn't work if the comic is actually decent. Then again, soap opera strips are soap opera strips.

//Look, I'm only into Mary Worth for the lulz, okay?


Whatever, Aldo.
 
2020-10-01 5:34:25 PM  
I knew both Mr. Dodd and Mr. Elrod when I was a kid. Dodd (and his nasty dog) would chase us kids out of the Lost Forest Property if he caught us. Mr. Elrod, who lived nearby, was much more pleasant.

/ Most of the Lost Forest is subdivisions now
// There were 200 year old oak trees
/// Paradise is always paved
 
2020-10-01 6:34:43 PM  
She's drawing how women might draw woke men.

Men draw woke women: 
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2020-10-01 6:37:14 PM  
Oh hey, Mark Trail. I can't wait to continue to not read that when I get to the end of the comic section.

Haha, I'm just kidding. Who still has a newspaper subscription in 2020?
 
2020-10-01 6:40:51 PM  
So they are going to make a sucky comic suck even more? Mark Trail has always been a skip over for me.
 
2020-10-01 7:06:12 PM  
Now THIS guy means business.

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2020-10-01 7:46:38 PM  
She's angling for that Prince Vladimir gig where the real intersectionality is
 
2020-10-01 7:49:01 PM  

agent00pi: olapbill: swahnhennessy: How is a Rusty Trail different than a Rusty Venture?

neither are close to a Rusty Trombone are they?

The first problem you'll run into is that no one can agree what a Rusty Venture is



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2020-10-01 8:42:35 PM  
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2020-10-01 9:50:30 PM  

swahnhennessy: How is a Rusty Trail different than a Rusty Venture?


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/funnier with the censoring honestly
 
2020-10-01 11:00:56 PM  

KRSESQ: Now THIS guy means business.

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Meanwhile, somebody in funky winkerbean died of cancer and mary worth is still a gossipy biatch.
 
2020-10-02 9:36:40 AM  
Next: Alley Oop invades Family Circus.
 
2020-10-02 2:23:08 PM  
Ziggy had Garfield neutered? Now that's funny!
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