I briefly alluded to the influence my hiatus in coastal community will have on the regular Nuggets feature, in that a brand-new element has been added to the cartoon mulch-pile. This expanded repertoire opens up gag settings into a different environment than that of Interior Alaska.
This particular panel reminded me of the many submission packets I had sent to several South East Alaska newspapers years ago while making an annual push for self-syndication. One of the pitfalls I encountered was making fun of topics that, within the context or locale of the target audience, weren't all that funny. Specifically, drowning is a subject that is, if not affecting them personally, than still to many folks in that area it's a taboo subject.
Even my brief experience with