Today, we say goodbye to a longtime resident in our comics section – “Wee Pals,” created by trailblazing cartoonist Morrie Turner, the West Sacramento resident who died in January.
Turner’s strip, about young people who reflect and celebrate differences in race, ethnicity, gender and mental and physical abilities, recently has gone into reruns. His original comics about friendship, inclusion and individuality will be greatly missed.
In its place, we welcome another group of friends. Skip, Gwen, Mike and Barry come from different backgrounds but are united by 21st-century, pop-culture fanaticism in its various forms, including video games, sci-fi and superhero movies, fantasy sports and Internet cat memes.
From cartoonist David Reddick, it’s called “Intelligent Life,” and it’s designed to celebrate “the geek in all of us.”
We hope you enjoy it.
– Tim Swanson, Features Editor