Sunday funnies get seriously pink for breast cancer awareness

Oct. 07, 2010 | 8:06 a.m.

breast cancer awareness month Sunday funnies get seriously pink for breast cancer awareness

The Sunday funnies are about to get seriously pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Fifty-six King Features Syndicate strips — among them Blondie, BizarroZits, Dennis the Menace, Zippy, Flash Gordon, ShoeFamily Circus, Popeye, Hägar the Horrible, Mother Goose & Grimm, The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee, Crankshaft and Beetle Bailey (which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year) — will be marked with an illustrated pink ribbon. Three female cartoonists – Sandra Bell Lundy (Between Friends), Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange ) and  Anne Gibbons (Six Chix) – will carry the message even further by weaving the month’s theme into the strip content.

The great image above, by the way, is the handiwork of Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro; it will be showcased at Comics Go Pink, a micro-site that has a gallery of all the participating Sunday Funnies as well as a quick-and-easy spot to make donations to breast cancer organizations. Piraro’s original artwork will also be auctioned off for the good cause, you can find details at CharityChoice Gift Cards

— Geoff Boucher


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One Response to Sunday funnies get seriously pink for breast cancer awareness

  1. Gill Gautreau says:

    This is such a STUPID gesture!!!

    I have an entire newspaper to help me become ‘aware’ of breast cancer. I have the entire Internet. I have my twin sister who is surviving breast cancer. I have friends who did not survive. This turning the world pink business has gotten extremely out of hand. It has become a fad.

    I enjoy my Sunday comics as a little break from more serious pursuits. When I saw today’s Advocate, I guessed they had a printer failure – low ink supply except for magenta and black. Then I noticed the little pink ribbons. Really? Making the strips ugly is supposed to help anything? Really? That is so stupid it’s sad.

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