Cartoonist Lloyd Dangle (creator of Troubletown which has been running in the Mercury since... JESUS!... issue #1) sent us a message the other day (also posted here), and I thought I'd share it with you.
That’s right folks, after twenty-two years I’ve decided to retire my comic strip. It’s been an agonizing decision but I’ve come to the conclusion that the time is right. I’ll be doing my last strip at the end of April so there’s still some time for me to do a few last cartoons, at least one of which will be self-aggrandizing. I want to thank all you newspapers for your longtime support, and you readers who made it all worthwhile. Finally I’d like to thank GOD, even though I’m an atheist.
It's tough to find quality cartoonists that haven't jumped over to a far more friendly web format, and especially ones who provide good political content. So we'll miss ya, Lloyd! Thanks for all the good work. And hopefully we'll keep seeing your artistic endeavors regularly gracing our news section!