Rudy Park, written and illustrated by Darrin Bell of Candorville fame, does a great job of integrating current events and pop culture into its Cheers-for-the-iphone-obsessed-coffeeshop-crowd mileu. Many of the conversations in the strip deal with generational conflict and misunderstandings, such as Mort's humorous visit to go see Wolverine. When I asked Darrin about the characters, he had this to say of Mort:
"I like Mort because he's like a piece of driftwood tossed around by the seas of history... a follower of counter-cultural trends (sort of the flip side of his nephew Rudy being a follower of commercial trends). He wants to change the world, but he's not even in control of his own life, so he's hoping everyone else will change it for him. Which means he's always, always frustrated.
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