Saturday, January 18, 2014

Comics Bare-o-Meter Report for 01/14

If you search the Platypus website, you will find that we have discussed nudity in the comics several times.  We think the level of nudity found there has parallels to society's views in real life.

And the level of body acceptance is dropping.  It's been months since we've seen any nakedness in the morning paper.  Nary a streaker, nary a bathtub bather, nary a nudist camp joke.

These used to be common enough that we filled a whole bulletin board of clippings each year. That's no exageration.

Now.... virtually nothing short of some panels on TV. True, it is colder weather but, it doesn't explain the virtual elimination of nudity as a subject for the funny papers.

We think it matters and we're a bit disturbed by the trend.