Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis was interviewed by the Duluth News Tribune who picked up his strip along with Blondie (see my post on Dean Young and Blondie). The interviewer takes Stephan into a line of questioning about the passing a comic strip on to a younger generation to produce. It’s a strongly worded exchange.
DNT: There have been successes. If there hadn’t been a Ernie Bushmiller (“Nancy”), there’d be no Jerry Scott, who took over “Nancy.” Once he got in the door, he went on to do his own strips (“Zits,” “Baby Blues.”)
SP: For every Jerry Scott, there are 50 grandsons who suck at it.