The editor of 'g' can deny any comic strip experimentation at the Boston Globe, but yesterday was proof that change is afoot in the funny pages.
Yes, it has taken me until 6:00 this morning to finish reading yesterday's Globe. Yes, I did put it down between now and the time I bought it yesterday morning.
Page 19 of g features a new strip called Dustin by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker. I've never heard of it. It's in the #2 slot on page 19, right under Zippy. I stared for a long time, trying to place what occupied this space last week. I took a census of the page but still couldn't identify the missing comic strip. After a trip to the recycling box, I had my answer.
It's no loss from a literary standpoint. This does, however, subtract the one "drama" strip from the Globe's comics pages. What's left are thirty "funnies." Very few of these are actually funny even though yesterday's F Minus was pretty good.