Michael Cavna follows up from an earlier post regarding Candorville creator Darrin Bell’s cartoon about Trayvon Martin with another post about how readers reacted to the cartoon.
While I frequently laugh out loud while reading the comics in The Washington Post, I don’t remember ever crying over them. But Friday’s strip [April 6] brought tears to my eyes. It was poignant, sensitive, and beautiful. And I think it got right to the heart of the matter. Trayvon Martin’s death wasn’t about hoodies or Skittles or ridiculous Florida laws. It was about a young man’s life cut tragically short. Thank you for the idea of a Starbucks at the end of the world where kids who die too soon can live their possible lives.