"Getting an alternative comic feature up and running requires lots of hard work and patience," says Max Cannon, creator of Red Meat, a comic that runs in several AAN papers. Relish, a weekly entertainment tabloid published by The Winston-Salem Journal, interviews Cannon in its April 27 issue, the first in which Red Meat appears. Cannon also tells Relish that he wanted Red Meat "to have a look that was somewhere between clip art and arresting minimalism, so that the text was more important than the art itself," and that his favorite reader response has been when he has "gotten requests from academics to use Red Meat strips in textbooks, journal articles or to use in scholarly presentations."

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