Fans who visited the Pibgorn pages on GoComics this morning were greeted with an unpleasant surprise: the complete absence of comments sections. We've received a significant number of inquiries about this situation, so clearly an explanation is in order.
Without a doubt, Pibgorn is a comic strip that generates a lot of conversation. But given Pibgorn’s particular subject matter, and the themes depicted in many of Brooke’s breathtaking sketches and finished pieces, the nature of the conversation and atmosphere on the Pibgorn pages has often taken a turn for the...well, let’s lightly refer to it as ‘unrestrained.’
While we love a good conversation, the thing we cherish the most about GoComics is the openness of the community. Ours is a site where a vast group of individuals from all backgrounds and generations gathers daily to enjoy comics. As a place where the conversation often tipped in a direction we'd characterize as ‘mature’ in nature, the Pibgorn comments sections have long presented a prickly issue. The atmosphere was at odds with both Brooke's intentions in creating and displaying his art, and with our goals for the GoComics community. It was a problem with no easy solution.
After months of experimenting with various approaches, GoComics and Brooke McEldowney have determined together that the time has come to try a new direction with the Pibgorn pages. We’ve decided that the best possible solution is to continue to display the Pibgorn comic and sketches only and remove the Pibgorn comments sections altogether.
We apologize for this abrupt change and we thank you for understanding. We hope that Pibgorn fans will continue to enjoy Brooke’s work and the other great talents on display here at Gocomics.com, and that you will continue to take part in the GoComics community.