Mallard Fillmore Watch
I regret to inform you that Mallard Fillmore has been CANCELLED by one of the nation’s largest newspaper consortiums:
Bruce Tinsley, creator of the 27-year-old cartoon, said he was told this week by his syndication company that Gannett newspapers across the country simultaneously dropped the comic over two strips critical of President Biden and transgender participation in women’s sports.
The strips in question:
Mallard has always been shitty on this issue so I guess I’m a little surprised that only now it’s a problem.
Also, finally, an on-the-record explanation of Tinsley’s mysterious disappearance:
He said he took time off last year due to a long illness. During that time, the syndicate brought in another cartoonist, Loren Fishman, to draw “Mallard Fillmore,” and that they now split duties.
Mr. Tinsley said he has gone back to creating four of the seven daily comics per week, and he drew the two Biden cartoons at the center of the controversy.