Begun in 1989, Max Cannon's Red Meat is a popular independent comic strip. It appears in over 75 alternative weeklies and college papers in the United States and in other countries. As of 1996, it has been available for reading on the web.Bizarre, often tasteless, twisted, cheerfully dark, but funny, the strip features a cast of characters who are at times lovable, at times repulsive, with personalities firmly set at an oblique angle to the canons of normality. A visual hallmark of the strip is the almost total lack of movement of the characters from panel to panel and a Featureless Void of no background.