Coffee Day is right: a lot can happen over coffee

12 January 2009

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Look, what a cartoon strip can do!

The federation of coffee growers in Colombia is planning to sue Pulitzer Prize-winning American cartoonist Mike Peters for at least $20 million over this Mother Goose and Grimm strip, which they say damages the reputation of Colombia coffee by associating it and its symbol “Juan Valdez” with organised crime.

In addition to damages, the federation wants a retraction from any newspaper that published the cartoon.

In an interview with Comic Riffs, Peters, who was shocked by the response, says, “For the record, I love Colombian coffee —it keeps many cartoonists going.”

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