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A Note about the Current Sally Forth Story

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on October 18, 2017

While we have been fortunate enough to see that the positive responses to our current “Sally Forth” storyline far outweigh the negative, I do want to stress that we know that this will not to be everyone’s liking. And people are absolutely in their right to share their feelings about it, pro or con. And I thoroughly understand if someone wishes to skip the comic during this story, which is of course their choice. But to those who say it should not be done—that we were wrong to every address this story and that comics should only be light or pleasant because that is how you understandably wish to start your day—you are standing in the way of others for whom it appears to be helping and who choose to use it as a platform to express their own grief. That, and that most importantly, is why we believe why this arc should be done.

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  1. kedamono said, on October 18, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Here, here! Standing right up there with you Ces. Yes, it’s bringing up old memories, but it’s also bringing good ones as well as sad ones. And I’m fine with that. Keep it up!

    • cesco7 said, on October 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you very much. 🙂

  2. caffeinatedjoe said, on October 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Kudos and agreed! Keep on keeping on!

    • cesco7 said, on October 18, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  3. Judy Seagram said, on October 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    You know, I haven’t lost a parent under the circumstances you’re showing, Ces. But I feel like I’m learning something from this storyline. Like I might be a little more prepared if this were to happen. So, thank you for sharing this story with us.

  4. Laurent Vaillancourt said, on October 19, 2017 at 10:33 am

    It is being skillfully and tastefully presented. It is an inescapable reality of being a human on this world. But, after a thoughtful pause absorbing the truths about life and death, my next takeaway from the story arc is this: if you’re that fargin’ bored with the strip, pass the torch. Move on. I’ve seen it in web comic and comic strip and comic book. The creators become bored, feel stifled, yearn to do mighty deeds. Some have the clarity to have a clean break and leave to find new ventures. Others hammer and pulverize their creation until it is beaten into a new shape.

    You’re a Dairy Queen deciding that, supposedly for a limited time, raw broccoli and tofu are far more fun than ice cream. It’s suddenly your sacred duty to supply these nutritional items instead of the treats people come to buy. I say, if that’s your new urge, sell the ice cream store to someone who still loves ice cream and open a produce stall at the farmers market.

    • cesco7 said, on October 19, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Who on earth ever said that I was bored? I love doing this comic each and every day and have never let on otherwise. I am thrilled that I feel energized by writing “Sally Forth” that I can even attempt this kind of story. I’m sorry, but this is a matter on one inferring and me never implying.

  5. oldskool said, on October 19, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I am reminded of the extremists who forced appease-weasel newspapers to skip a storyline of For Better Or For Worse, because they didn’t approve of certain people being allowed in *their* world…

    Comics should be for everyone, and deal with our shared (and unique) experiences.

    Many of us *want* something more meaningful than the same 4 recycled jokes of Garfield.

  6. amomsjourneythruheartache said, on November 19, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for sharing a topic that people are afraid of!! I looked forward to the next step. It was with greatly written and we should ALL learn that life isn’t all comical.. It’s life…”,WE should be dancing”… Joey’s mom

  7. James P. said, on November 20, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    When I first read this I thought it would turn out with the father faking it for get the family together. Then I see it was not. I live on the west coast and my parents lived in the Midwest. My mom called and said my father was in the hospital he had a heart attack. He wished I was there to talk to him. She called me back when I was on my way home from work. She said “Dad just passed away”. I pulled over and talked to her and then set there with tears running down my cheeks. I didn’t think it would be his last day alive. One year later my mom passed away. I made sure I was there to tell her goodbye and I Love her. Now it is my turn. This is part of life. Do and say as you may for tomorrow may not come. I thank God for every morning that comes around and I can get up to it.


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