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Nuclear War! Giant Mutant Vegetables! The Comic Pages?
February 20, 2011 10:05 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone remember this newspaper comic strip from the 1970's? It focused on life after a nuclear war, complete with sentient mutant vegetables.

AskMe is becoming my go to source for nostalgia. Yet another childhood memory I've been wondering about for years.

Back in the 70's the South Middlesex Daily News (now The Metrowest News), heavily promoted a new comic strip. The strip revolved around the wacky misadventures of a survivor of a nuclear war. Besides wiping out most of humanity, it turns out the radiation turned vegetables sentient, oh and human-sized.

The strip was drawn in a very sparse style. I'm sure most of the humor went over my head. I do remember him meeting a woman; but his hopes to repopulate the planet were dashed when it turned out she was a nun.

Anyone have any idea what this strip was called?
posted by JohntheContrarian to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Yeah... something like The Great Atomic Aftermath and Fresh Fruit Festival, I believe, or something very much like that.... I can find out. Hold the phone.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:49 PM on February 20, 2011


That's it! There isn't much available information online but at least I have a name.

Ask Metafilter comes through again.
posted by JohntheContrarian at 4:18 PM on February 20, 2011


More: The artist was James (Jim) Schumeister. His strip "Levy's Law" was syndicated 1979-84 - centered around the life of a (female, Jewish) police officer. I believe he is in Saint Paul MN, but not cartooning any longer.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:00 AM on February 21, 2011


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