Homeowners associations, or HOAs, are the subject of nationwide debate. Recently, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters weighed in on the subject, taking a satirical look through the eyes of his characters in the comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm.
In the strips, which ran for two weeks ending Feb. 7, Grimm the dog was elected president of his HOA and began a reign of terror.
Peters said he hasn’t been the victim of a dictatorial HOA. But many of his friends have suffered under them. So he decided to poke fun at them, and illustrate what he sees as the problems.
Peters has won a long list of prestigious awards. Read about him at www.grimmy.com and see his strips.
Here, reprinted with his permission, are Peters’ HOA-themed strips as they ran in The Gazette and hundreds of newspapers nationwide.