GM: What do you think is the worst comic strip of all time?
BG: There's such a huge list to choose from. From what's around now I'd have to say Cathy, for every reason from drawing to pseudo-reverse feminism. There's nothing feminist about it at all. It's just about a woman who's obsessed with dieting and the way she looks.
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Obviously, a long-running strip like Cathy can’t just go away without a big to-do. But with the strip’s formerly chronically single title character now married off, and the October 3 end date too close for her to finally poop out a baby, we have to ask ourselves what the bang of an ending will be. Since Cathy was a pioneer depiction of a working woman, we suggest that she get with the times: heartless layoff, followed by workplace spree killing, concluding with suicide by cop.
Frame one: Astro Zombie mentions that he has read the Cathy will cease publication.
Frame two: Astro Zombie complains about Cathy's endlessly repetitive structure.
Frame three: Astro Zombie's complaints become frantic.
Frame four: Astro Zombie, now calm, makes a short, pithy, ironic observation.
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