Ms. Victoria Grostick (“Worse than Wumo,” Aug. 16) wonders why all the fuss is about “Wumo” when there are so many issues in the headlines that warrant more attention. Yes, there are daily issues in our society that are fairly shocking and in furiating, but none of which I can do anything about, especially Cal Poly. I can’t prevent the racially motivated killing by the police in Missouri, nor can I do anything about the Middle East being ablaze. It only pisses me off. So, I run to the funnies and get lost there, trying to recover.
What I require of a cartoon worthy of being cast in the funnies is the following: respect of the reader, well-drawn, intelligent humor, ongoing perspective and perhaps a certain charm.
This is not found in “Wumo,” a name derived from using the first two letters of the creators’ last names. “Wumo” cartoons are usually sarcastic (which is a form of deep-seated anger), poorly drawn and mean spirited — all of which I can find in the daily news headlines, and none of which is funny or entertaining. Please remove “Wumo.”