Conservative Comic Strip Mallard Fillmore Asks the Tough Anime Questions
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The conservative newspaper comic strip Mallard Fillmore has its own anime reference in the July 8 strip. Bruce Tinsley's nationally published comic starring news anchor and duck Mallard Fillmore appeared alongside Tinsley's representation of an anime character to point out the stereotypical art style's small, or sometimes completely absent, noses.
Tinsley's comic has appeared in newspapers nationwide since 1994. The titular Fillmore is conservative reporter meant as a stand-in for Tinsley's own opinions regarding political correctness, liberalism, and current political figures like Al Gore and Ann Coulter.
King Features Syndicate, the same company behind Sally Forth, publishes the comic. Sally Forth recently featured Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel and a multi-strip arc that sent the Forth family to a kaijū amusement park.