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Make way for our next strip, ‘Bizarro’

This week we begin testing another new comic – one whose name speaks for itself – and start voting on “Red & Rover.

“Bizarro,” by Dan Piraro, has been examining “the incredibly surreal things that happen to all of us in our so-called ‘normal’ lives,” as Piraro puts it, since 1985.

Part of the fun for fans is searching out the recurring symbols he sneaks into his panels: the Eyeball of Observation, the Pie of Opportunity, the Bunny of Exuberance and many more.

Piraro won the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year last year, after being nominated each of the previous eight years.

“Bizarro” is the third panel we’re testing in the former “6 Chix” spot, following “Off the Mark” and “Argyle Sweater.” We’ll begin reader voting on it in two weeks, after you’ve had a chance to become familiar with it.

Meanwhile, it’s time to let us know what you think about “Red & Rover” after reading it for the past two weeks.

Call our comics line at (509) 459-3814, or send an email to comics@, and rate it on a scale of one to five, with one being the worst and five being the best.

Also please state your age and gender, to give us a better idea what types of readers it does, or doesn’t, appeal to. And thanks again for your help.

– Rick Bonino, Features Editor