Readers’ Corner: Oct. 21, 2009 | TheUnion.com

Readers’ Corner: Oct. 21, 2009

New comics in The Union

You may have noticed two new comics in The Union that started this week, “Pearls Before Swine” by lawyer-turned-cartoonist Stephan Pastis, and “Prickly City” by Scott Stantis, editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune.

Both are growing in popularity across the country, especially among younger readers. “Prickly City” takes a libertarian view of politics through the friendship between Carmen, a Hispanic girl, and Winslow, a coyote pup.

“Pearls Before Swine” brings you know-it-all Rat, slow-witted Pig, activist Zebra, intellectual Goat and other characters who mock human nature with cynical humor.

Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we have had to cut two cartoon strips that still have loyal followings – “Andy Capp” and “Cathy” – but whose fans have grown fewer over time.

We apologize to readers who will miss these two classic strips, but those who have access to the Internet can continue to read them at Arcamax.com/andycapp and Arcamax.com/cathy.

We’re taking calls from people with their opinions about what has been cut and what has been added; contact City Editor Trina Kleist at (530) 477-4230 or tkleist@theunion.com with your thoughts.

Cabaret show at church

The Peace Players are producing an evening of local talent in a cabaret-style variety show which starts at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley.

A four-course dinner will be served during the production. Proceeds will be shared by the church youth group and the Diakonia Fund for poverty missions.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children under 16, $20 for seniors and $50 families. They are available at the church office, which you can call for more information at (530) 273-9631.


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