Today.com, the website of NBC’s Today Show posts an article about GIL!
Nuclear families have dominated newspaper comics since the dawn of the Nuclear Age, from the warm and fuzzy world of “The Family Circus” to the tree-lined suburban home of “Dennis the Menace.” But a new comic is breaking that mold, reflecting an America where roughly half of marriages end in divorce.
The title character in “Gil,” a syndicated strip that launched last week in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, has a hard-working single mom and an underachieving dad he sees only on alternate weekends.
Not only that: He’s a bit plump, he doesn’t have all the latest toys, and he’s exactly not at the top of the grading curve (assigned a school report on “Favorite Hero,” Gil’s best friend chooses abolitionist Sojurner Truth; Gil picks Batman). But somehow he always manages to look on the bright side …
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