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John Darling – Take 174

posted on June 30, 2019

As a youngster growing up, I always appreciated a little more the comic strips in the newspaper that acknowledged the various holidays, and I always tried to make sure to do that myself. It made me feel that the artist and the characters he or she created were friends of the readers on the same journey through life. That combined with the fact that they visited your home every day made the comics unique among art forms. On August 31, the Youngstown Vindicator will close its doors and, in Youngstown, those friends in the comics will come visiting no more.