The long rumored comic strip by Gene Weingarten, Pulitzer Prize humor columnist for the Washington Post, has a launch date. Michael Cavna reports that the strip is a partnership between Gene, his son Dan and David Clark (1996 NCS Newspaper Illustration division award winner). The strip “Barney and Clyde” launches June 7 and is described as “an accidental friendship between a billionaire and a bum.”
Description of strip: “Barney — J. Barnard Pillsbury — is the billionaire founder and CEO of Pillsbury Pharmaceuticals. Barney thinks he has it all – power, wealth, a pampered existence with a statuesque trophy wife – until he meets Clyde Finster, an intelligent, entertaining (and possibly crazy) street person.
“Clyde’s satisfaction with his circumstance surprises and confounds Barney, whose success in life has been hard-fought and won. For Clyde, Barney’s acceptance is validation of a life lived without compromise. “