Julie Larson's cult favorite single panel comic strip Dinette Set has folded, closing without so much as a whimper, much less a bang on Nov. 29.
Larson began the strip in 1990 as Suburban Torture, and appeared in several alternate press weeklies including the L.A. Reader. In 1997 she began syndicating the strip to mainstream newspapers under the title Dinette Set and featuring slightly toned down (i.e., less frightening looking) versions of her characters.While many readers loved her sharp skewering of modern day Babbits, the strip never found a widespread audience, and after 25 years Ms Larson has opted to close up shop.It is a pity, and she will be missed by those who noticed.
For you late comers to the party, the Dinette Set archives are still up at GoComics.com, tho for how much longer no one can tell.