It will come as a surprise to few that Asheville is full of fodder for comic strips. And lest anyone doubt it, today the New York Times’ online edition features a seven-panel strip — Primary Pen & Ink: Asheville, N.C. — that explores the range of political sentiments here in the run-up to the May 6 primary election.
The strip, by Campbell Robertson, begins the story at the weekly meeting of Drinking Liberally at the Asheville Pizza Company on Coxe Avenue, and goes on to caricature a slew of recognizable locals, from “blogger/therapist” Gordon Smith of Scrutiny Hooligans (where we first learned of the comic strip) and former Asheville Mayor Leni Sitnick. Click here to have a gander.
— Jon Elliston, managing editor