The Webb City Sentinel's new cartoonist, Curtis Smith, paid tribute to his predecessor, the late Nic Frising, in today's page-two cartoon.
The cartoon features a small girl saying, "Grandpa, are you replacing Nick Frising by doing these drawings," with the grandfather, sitting at the drawing board, saying, "Yes, sweetheart. I am doing the drawings, but I could never replace Nick." In the background is a nice sketch of Mr. Frising.
While I agree with the sentiment that Mr. Frising is irreplaceable, I commend Publisher Bob Foos for his decision to continue the tradition of having a page-two cartoon. It is one of the things that sets the Sentinel apart and makes it the best weekly newspaper in this area.