[As of Jan 30, 2014, I have some new and better writing about Dean here: http://www.tcj.com/this-strange-profession-abner-dean-interrogates-the-gag/]
Ken, I just finished reading the article in Comic Art, and I enjoyed it very much. I particularly appreciated the insightful material from Dean's notebooks. You are absolutely correct about the positive nature of Dean's work. I have noticed in comments elsewhere on the Web that some people who love Abner Dean have found his work comforting in times of distress. He sees and displays what is wrong with us, but his criticism is constructive and hopeful. Your choice of title was excellent.
Bill,Thanks for reading the essay -- I'm glad you liked it. I'll likely been posting some more Dean art here in the future.
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