I’ve never taken any issue off the table for lack of suitability. Only for lack of imagination.
Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?
When you’re young with less on the line it’s easier to be audacious to experiment. So I introduced the concerns of my generation – politics sex drugs rock-and-roll etc. – to the comics page which for many years caused a rolling furor.
Humor can inform and break down stigma which is a huge issue in the military.
Well it’s a humor strip so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader… But if in addition I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me so much the better.