GENTRIFICATION in: The Industrial District
  • Zach
    March 3, 2011

    Oh man, the old days when Cat and Girl used to be 100% about hipsterism. Love it.

  • Jared
    March 3, 2011

    Yeah, I liked their early stuff better too.

  • Max
    March 3, 2011

    I love this comic! It’s useless trying to explain the overall “-ness” of it to anyone I know in the real world. The looks I get when I try, I mean, Whoa. But, I can come here and learn something that I thought that I already understood, but was mistaken.

    Also, and I’ve been meaning to say this for awhile, but this is the most intelligent and and well meaning comments thread on the Internet.

    now, you may all shred me because I capitalized Internet.


  • Emily Z.
    March 3, 2011

    I for one would love to see Super Grrl again.

  • Kathleen
    March 4, 2011

    I can’t tell if Jared is being ironic or not.

  • Azundris
    March 4, 2011

    “Live with people your age”?
    I have never read something so shocking in my life!! :-/
    The horror! The humanity!!
    The mind recoils!

  • BradyDale
    March 4, 2011

    Jokes about gentrification will never get old. It’s really funny here in Philadelphia. People are just furious that there’s all these kids who want like *healthy food* and ask questions about *fair trade* goods. Man, this social responsibility is so played. What has it done for me lately, huh?

    I’m a bit on the fence about gentrification. On the one hand, folks bemoan the fact that upper class people and middle class people are generally (and research shows this really clearly) afraid to live among lower income folks. Folks bemoan this, because our cities remain very segregated.

    But when they do move in, they tend to attract each other, then everyone bemoans gentrification.

    To me, the solution is giving people non-bank ways to draw wealth out of their homes without threatening their homes, when property values rise.
    I could say more about this, but I won’t.

    I just think Gentrification is an issue where the Left is always trying to have it both ways. I’ve decided just not to sweat it.

    But it’s still really funny.

  • Frogisis
    March 4, 2011

    This is uncomfortably, fantastically accurate. When I tell people what part of Chicago I live in I always have to explain that I brought my zines and Japanese proficiency and non-existent salary into the area and that’s why I haven’t gotten shot.

    Halal meat is pretty good, though.

  • P
    March 5, 2011

    Sings *Super girl & super Boy /I’ve got a question for Superworld / What gets you through? / Who gets you past? / And how do you, fly so fast?*

  • jonthebru
    March 5, 2011

    “I don’t make enough money to live like an adult.” I’m 59 and that is how I feel.

  • seann
    March 5, 2011

    Dont worry guys, eventually the rich will break down the barriars between middle and lower class and we’ll all be one happy family.

  • relaxing
    March 7, 2011

    Is “lie” a noun or a verb there? (A statement or an imperative?)

  • Sheila
    March 11, 2011

    Koreatown in Toronto is gradually gentrifying. Lately I feel like a white farmer in Zimbabwe, terrified to come home and find my place filled with hip squatters who claim the territory as rightfully theirs.

  • Brandon
    March 30, 2011

    This comic was still better before comments were allowed. Can they at least be “after a jump”? It’s killin it.

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