|The Daily Tribune - January 30, 1986|
Off the Drawing Board: A footnote to this cartoon - it resulted in a surprising reaction by dozens of Trib readers, who protested with calls and letters to the editor, shaming us for printing a cartoon with a "laughing astronaut" following the Challenger disaster. Negative response was so strong, I felt compelled to write an explanatory column the following week and apologize for the misunderstanding. (My first and only response of that nature in my nearly 40 years of editorial cartooning.)
I hope the meaning is clear to readers with this reprint, 30 years later.
That's the Point!