Lee Salem Made the Funnies Funnier. He Also Helped Make Them Matter.

One of the many reasons I mourn the decline of print newspapers, and not the least of those reasons, is that it has diminished the funnies.

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Lee Salem with some of the kids.
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The cover of The Complete Far Side.
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Calvin and Hobbes.
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David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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