Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Dennis the Menace has been dipping its toe into some pretty heady material lately, and today's cartoon just continues the trend. At first glance, this might just seem like an innocent cartoon about a young boy and his dog who got caught out in a rain storm and are seeking some temporary shelter from their surly neighbor. But given the last few weeks, it's quite clear that the rain is a metaphor for Dennis' difficult home life and the shelter he's seeking a desperate cry for help. It's pretty dark stuff.