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Local writers honor the life of San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Don Asmussen

If you’ve cracked a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle in the last 20 years, you’ve probably been graced by the sharp wit of Don Asmussen. an Francisco Examiner editor Phil Bronstein in 1995. Bronstein proved especially supportive of Asmussen, encouraging him to “push boundaries and take on powerful figures in the San Francisco Comic Strip.” Apparently, this was all the encouragement he needed. Asmussen’s style took on an increasingly subversive edge in his critiques of politicians and public figures, often featured in his San Francisco Chronicle strip, “Bad Reporter.”