A note to comics readers

Sunday, June 6, 2010

On Monday, The Post introduces "Barney & Clyde," a comic strip about an accidental friendship between a billionaire and a homeless man. It was created by Pulitzer Prize-winning Post columnist Gene Weingarten, who cannot draw; his son, Dan Weingarten, who also cannot draw; and David Clark, who, fortunately, can.

"Barney & Clyde" is trenchant sociopolitical satire, examining our polarized society of haves and have-nots. It would probably win the Nobel Prizes in economics and literature, if it weren't for all the underpants jokes.

It will be running daily and Sundays, in print and online. For more on the strip, check out the Q&A with Gene on Washintonpost.com's Comics Riffs blog at http://www.washingtonpost.com/comicriffs.

"Barney & Clyde's" entrance knocks the beloved "Cul de Sac" off the daily comics pages. But rest assured, Otterloop fans, the landing will be a soft one: Page 2, next to "Doonesbury," in living color.

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