May 1, 2010
If you’re a fan of the daily comic strips that appear in newspapers everywhere, you may want to move on to a different article. Chances are Andrew McGinn hates every strip you love. In fact, you can bet on it. But if you too bemoan the state of the strip, you may be interested in what McGinn has to say. And if you’re just in the mood for a truly entertaining, often hilarious look at comic strips and the people who create them, you’ll want to know about The Legacy, McGinn and artist David Neitzke’s new book about a young man named Chas who inherits a comic strip from his father—and does his level best to lose it as fast as he can. Try as he might, though (and he certainly tries), he just can’t seem to get rid of it, which makes for some very entertaining reading and a biting satire of the world of comic strips. Here’s what Chas’s creator had to say about it.