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Encyclopedia > Prickly City
Prickly City
Author(s) Scott Stantis
Current status / schedule Running
Launch date July 11, 2004
Syndicate(s) Universal Press Syndicate
Genre(s) Humor, Politics

Prickly City is a daily comic strip drawn by Scott Stantis, the editorial cartoonist for the Birmingham News, and distributed through Universal Press Syndicate. The cartoon follows the adventures of Carmen, a young girl in pigtails, and a coyote pup named Winslow. The strip is frequently — though not always — politically-oriented with a conservative leaning. An author is any person(s) or entity(s) that originates and assumes responsibility for an expression or communication. ... Sydney - Scott Stantis first comic-strip. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up syndication in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Universal Press Syndicate, an Andrews McMeel Universal company, provides syndication for a number of lifestyle and opinion columns, comics, and various other content. ... The webcomic genres are the types of themes a webcomic can take. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Sydney - Scott Stantis first comic-strip. ... William Lyon Mackenzie King is freed from his Conscription promise by Johnny Canuck. ... The Birmingham News is a the daily newspaper for Birmingham, Alabama, and the largest newspaper in Alabama. ... Universal Press Syndicate, an Andrews McMeel Universal company, provides syndication for a number of lifestyle and opinion columns, comics, and various other content. ... Binomial name Say, 1823 Coyote range The coyote (Canis latrans, meaning barking dog) also prairie wolf [2]) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the Gray Wolf. ... Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Left-Right politics or the Left-Right political spectrum is a common way of classifying political positions, political ideologies, or political parties along a one-dimensional political spectrum. ... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ...


The cartoon's name is a reference to prickly pear cactus, common in the American Southwest where the strip is set.[citation needed] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Genera See Taxonomy of the Cactaceae A cactus (plural cacti, cactuses or cactus) is any member of the succulent plant family Cactaceae, native to the Americas. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ...

Contents

Characters

Carmen - a feisty, if somewhat naive, libertarian-conservative and a Republican. For a brief time, she had a crush on Tucker Carlson. Carmen made her first appearance at least 4 months before the strip began, in Stantis' editorial cartoon.[1] See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is a political news pundit who formerly co-hosted Crossfire and currently hosts Tucker, a national television news show, which is broadcast weekdays at 6 p. ...


Winslow - named for the town of Winslow, Arizona, is a coyote with political aspirations and often acts patronizing, condescending and impulsive liberal. Carmen is continuously frustrated by Winslow's assumption that she should be a liberal feminist. Early in the strip's run, Winslow had a crush on Condoleezza Rice, even writing a poem about her (which Carmen initially misunderstood as a poem about HER). Winslow (Navajo Béésh Sinil or Béésinil) is a city located in Navajo County, Arizona. ... “Leftism” redirects here. ... Feminism comprises a number of social, cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies that are concerned with cultural, political and economic practices and inequalities that discriminate against women. ... Condoleezza Rice (born November 14, 1954) is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W. Bush to hold the office. ...


Minor recurring characters include Dio, a chameleon named for Diogenes the Cynic, who first appeared as a campaign director for Winslow, and Kevin, the Lost Bunny of the Apocalypse, who reports on signs of the "end times". Genera Bradypodion Calumma Chamaeleo Furcifer Kinyongia Nadzikambia Brookesia Rieppeleon Rhampholeon Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are squamates that belong to one of the best-known lizard families. ... Diogenes by John William Waterhouse, depicting his lamp, tub and diet of onions. ... Look up Apocalypse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // In the three Abrahamic Religions (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity), the End Times are depicted as a time of tribulation that precede the predicted coming of a Messiah figure. ...


Controversies

Addressing a question about Carmen's race, Stantis, who is white, responded that "I never said Carmen was black. Or Latino. Or native American. She is a girl of color because, as early as the year 2020 the United States will not have a majority race. She is, in my view, the very image of an American."[2]


A prank was played on Stantis and his readers when a fictitious website mentioned in Prickly City was later registered by a bestiality porn site.[3] A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Look up Bestiality in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Porn redirects here. ...


The Chicago Tribune refused to run the February 7, 2005 strip, which inaccurately quoted Ted Kennedy. According to Stantis, the syndicate erroneously added quote marks to the dialogue without his permission.[4] Less than two months later The Seattle Times did the same for a series of strips about the Terri Schiavo case.[5] // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Theresa Marie Terri Schiavo (December 3, 1963 – March 31, 2005), from St. ...


On March 28, the series began with a scene of Carmen upset, after watching her team lose an NCAA basketball tournament game on television. Winslow offers to "end her agony" by taking away her food. The strip scheduled for publication on March 31 illustrates the kind of comments that generated the controversy: // Final four redirects here. ...

Carmen: Stop denying me food, Winslow!
Winslow: I'm doing it to stop your suffering, Carmen. Besides, suicide and euthanasia are cool now. Hunter Thompson, Million Dollar Baby. It's all the rage.
Carmen: But my parents want to take care of me. They love me and don't want me starved to death!
Winslow: Well, don't come whining to me because you're not a cool dead person.

Rather than surrender to US soldiers, the Mayor (Bürgermeister) of Leipzig Germany, committed suicide along with his wife and daughter on April 20, 1945. ... Euthanasia (from Ancient Greek: ευθανασία, good death) is the practice of ending the life of a terminally ill person in a painless or minimally painful way, for the purpose of limiting suffering. ... Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ...

Tributes

Prickly City has paid tribute to the passing of famous people during 2006. On July 31, they paid tribute to Hooters president Robert H. Brooks. Frank & Ernest cartoonist Bob Thaves was remembered in the September 10, 2006 edition. is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert H. Brooks (September 13, 1937-July 15, 2006) was founder of Naturally Fresh Foods in 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, and later created the Hooters of America restaurant chain in the mid-1980s. ... Frank and Ernest is a comic strip created and illustrated by Bob Thaves. ... Bob Thaves, also known as Robert Thaves, (born 1924 in USA) is the creator of the comic strip Frank and Ernest which began in 1972. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Book collection

Title Cover Publication Date ISBN
Greetings from Prickly City September 1, 2005 ISBN 0-7407-5451-3

The International Standard Book Number, or ISBN (sometimes pronounced is-ben), is a unique[1] identifier for books, intended to be used commercially. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ "Editorial Cartoon", The Birmingham News, April 27, 2004.
  2. ^ "Comics: Meet the Artist", Washington Post, March 24, 2006.
  3. ^ "'Prickly City' Comic Victimized as Readers Are Routed to Porn Site", Editor & Publisher
  4. ^ ["'Chicago Tribune' drops 'Prickly City' Strip with Ted Kennedy 'Quote'"], Editor & Publisher
  5. ^ ["'Seattle Times' Drops 'Prickly City' Strips About Schiavo Case"], Editor & Publisher

The Birmingham News is a the daily newspaper for Birmingham, Alabama, and the largest newspaper in Alabama. ... ...

See Also

For the U.S. President with a similar name, see Millard Fillmore. ...

External links

  • Prickly City daily strip at gocomics
  • Prickly City at Universal Press Syndicate
  • Shrubville, a blog devoted to daily criticism of Prickly City

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