Cathy Closes, And Gay Men Mourn

Cathy Guisewite’s Cathy, the comic strip that is basically Tina Fey’s 30 Rock character, is ending its run after 34 years on Oct. 3. And while the strip was always about a straight woman and her relationship with men, work, food, and fashion (and, most importantly, herself), it was also always the first strip I flipped to when I was a teenager and my parents still had a newspaper subscription. It was a pre-Sex and the City piece of pop culture that, for whatever reason, I could always relate to with its pseudo-feminist and macro-realist bent.