Mallard Fillmore Creator Charged with DUI
Bruce Tinsley, creator of the popular “Mallard Fillmore” comic strip, has been charged with DUI.
Hoosier Edward Bruce Tinsley, creator of the conservative comic strip Mallard Fillmore, was arrested in Columbus on Dec. 4 and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence — his second alcohol-related arrest in less than four months, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department. Tinsley, 48, Columbus, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 — almost twice the level at which a driver in Indiana is considered intoxicated, the Sheriff’s Department said. He posted $755 bond.
On Aug. 26, Tinsley was arrested on a charge of public intoxication, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
This comes hot on the heels on the controversy over Chris Muir’s Day By Day strip, popular within the conservative blogosphere, getting racier with his depiction of the strip’s female characters. Yesterday’s entry, in which “Chris depicted the 40ish female character Sam in nothing but a thong and a come-hither look,” apparently created a flood of emails to Ed Morrissey.
Soon, there won’t be a comic fit for a decent conservative to read!