After checking “Wumo” out when it first appeared, I decided to ignore the comic strip, as it didn’t appeal to me. Because recent letters to the editor have been discussing the strip, I decided to pay more attention to it. It never makes me laugh, and the strip on Aug. 4 actually horrified me.
The threatening characters in the strip read to me as obsessive fans threatening to kill a writer, and it was only upon looking closely at the strip three times that I realized it was the writer’s own creations that were threatening him. Regardless, it’s violent.
Tribune, you can do so much better than this comic strip that invariably celebrates bad taste.