SCENE Article

This Sunday’s splash of colour comes from the cover of the latest issue of SCENE Magazine, the original home of Rivertown News. They were nice enough to publish a short piece about our new website in their Art Beat section. See below for the cover and a screen cap of the article. Thanks for reading!

Scene cover

art beat

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Thanks For Coming Out

In the early 90s, diversity was coming to the comics pages. Both Doonesbury and For Better or For Worse had gay characters and we didn't want to be left behind. The strip didn't last long enough to do much with this storyline, but I thought what we did was funny.

In the early 90s, diversity was coming to the comics pages. Both Doonesbury and For Better or For Worse had gay characters and we didn’t want to be left behind. Our goal was to have characters that were a slice of real life, reflective of people who were our friends and family. There was a backlash (mostly in the States) about gay characters on the comics page, which was another reason we wanted to put our support out there. Our offering didn’t warrant even one letter to the editor in London, Canada, so I’ll take that as a sign we handled the subject well. I also think Tim nailed the reactions perfectly in the last panel.