Monday, April 25, 2011

This Week's Final Troubletown



Anonymous Karthik Rajan said...

Epic performance that can NEVER be replicated - like 300-game-winning pitchers in baseball, you set the endurance bar so high for a weekly political cartoonist with your run - it won't happen again.

I heartily congratulate you on twenty-two years of newsworthy, contemporaneous, well-conceived commentary and satire in an original format of caricature of our most prominent figures.

I am so very proud of you - you ARE a great American - and you mustn't ever doubt the impact of your work.

It was important to me as a college student in the political science department at UT Austin in the 80's and early '90 to know I wasn't alone feeling so profoundly opposed to Reagan/Bush era policy. (I was, after all, surrounded by the very voters who gave Austin's majority to a Republican for President in '88). I have met others for whom you functioned like this - a beacon in the dark madness.

The Troubletown books remain an excellent repository of many sidelined stories - the stories of the losing side during the 30-year cold freeze of Reagan/Bush Doctrine - and as an archive cannot be undervalued.

Finally, know that though you may not have gotten much feedback, you affected hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands over the years.

Thank you,
Karthik Rajan

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember: Ann Arbor ain't Detroit, pal!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Judas Peckerwood said...

Damn, I'm still in denial.

So long and thanks for all the fish, Dangle.

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, lame. Another of life's little pleasures gone. Seriously bummed. Probably the biggest dissapointment since Cursor tanked. Good luck with whatever you're going to do.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Bisham said...

I don't know whether to thank you for all the years of great righty bashing or to be pissed that you're leaving me like this. I guess its both, yuh? Just know that if you ever want to resume Troubletown, I won't hold a grudge. And yeah you made a difference, even if dubya did get elected. twice!?!?! Ok, maybe you didn't quite work hard enough on that one.

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for making sense out of a senseless world. Your wisdom will be missed!

8:25 AM  
Blogger amyfee said...

Wisconsin People Unite! TroubleTown represents ALL OF US in our Struggle. Goin' down to TroubleTown, TroubleTown.....Peace Out!

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Karthik Rajan said...

errata: in my comment above it should read that Dangle's archive "must not be undervalued" rather than "cannot be".
thank you.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Mike 94702 said...

You, sir, are the Dock Ellis of cartoonists.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Kim Flournoy said...

Didn't know the strip was ending until I saw it this week - best of luck, and thanks!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Lois2037 said...

You will be missed. Very much.

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this bin Laden guy again?

Oh, sorry. Will really miss TROUBLETOWN, Lloyd, but I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Thanks for all of the great comics.

Bruce T.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

wow, just went to get my weekly dose of Dangle and it was replaced by another strip. Where can we see your work Lloyd or what's next?

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Spence Guerin said...

Very sorry to learn that Troubletown is done! Twenty-two years of ridiculing the stupidity of humanity with right-on observations and great wit. It's a sad day.

For years, I've enjoyed finding your Troubletown in the weekly newspapers around the country.

Is there no way for our cartoonists to earn a decent living in the US of A? Print weeklies folding. Nothing left but corporate media? We've got a huge problem.

Keep on, Lloyd Dangle of Troubletown fame! You're alive forwever.

From one of your fans -- who hereby confirms the near impossibility of artists making a living -- anywhere, probably.

8:11 PM  

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