Albuquerque's Weekly Alibi, one of Weekly Wire's member papers, recently released an all-comics issue. We thought it would be fun to turn that into this jam-packed Xtra page. -Ed.
Traditionally, our action-packed cartoon issue has been our last of the year, hitting the racks just before Christmas and encompassing the two-week period during which we, Weekly Alibi's staff, stay drunk most of the time and annoy various family members with our unintelligible blather and stumbling about. This year, we're doing things a little differently.
Aside from vowing not to binge drink our way through the holiday season (we're publishing 52 issues this year), we've moved our Cartoon Issue--one of our most popular issues among readers--to help you laugh your way through the otherwise depressing Fall Semester. All of your favorites are here--Red Meat, L.A. Cucaracha, Schlock 'n' Roll, This Modern World, Hugemouth, Mueller--along with some new toons by artists you may not recognize. And besides running a bevy of cartoons, Weekly Alibi Film Editor Devin D. O'Leary has put together brief bios of many of the cartoonists themselves. It's always nice to know a little about the people behind the frames that make you laugh.
So here you have it, our Cartoon Issue months before you expected it. See how much we care? Grab a box of Kleenex, turn the page and prepare to laugh yourself to tears. Once you regain your composure, send us a letter or an e-mail telling us which toons you find especially amusing, stupid, thoughtful and ridiculous. We'll use your suggestions to add cartoons to our list of regulars in the future. Enjoy!
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