Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Comics Bare -o- Meter Report for May 2013

We have often noted on The Bare Platypus that what is (or isn't) on the comics page each day when it comes to naked cartoons has an effect on society's views about nakedness.  See, e.g. Does Nudity in the Funny Pages Reflect Society Views?  and Comics Bare-o-Meter Revisited or Would You Put a Swimsuit on a Platypus? plus A Tale of Two Swimsuits .

Recently we've noticed very, very few bare bums in the funny papers.  Let's hope that changes with the arrival of Memorial Day and the summer season.  After all, there's nothing like a humorous tush or birthday suit quip to start a morning.

There are nude cartoons on TV ranging from The Simpsons to Family Guy, or even Bob's Burgers.  So maybe it's not the message... just the medium.

5/28/13 Update: Marvin runs bare bottom away from mom's bath in this morning's STRIP .

5/22/13 Update:  We did find this panel from ZITS No nudity shown, but Jeremy seems to envision skinny dipping in a hot tub with his girlfriend.  Discarded clothes nearby seem to make the point.