I had a real dilemma with this one. I couldn’t decide if it was better with black censor bars on the swear words or not.
At one point I thought, “It’s about the same either way” and I was going to do the censor bars, solely for the reason that the newspaper editors would probably be more comfortable running it that way. I was fully aware of the irony.
But I set it aside and looked at it fresh and decided that it was better with the real words. As far as the newspapers are concerned, I will be immediately going back to 2 strips a week, so I can fall back on the old answer of “Don’t like one? Run the other one.”