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St. Petersburg adds 5 features; drops 2

The Petersburg Times has concluded their trial run of four new features: Dog Eat Doug, Watch Your Head, F Minus and Peach Fuzz. The trial run was larger than just adding a new features. Several features got dropped, moved to the web, brought back after being dropped, etc.

Here is a break down on the results:
Brian Anderson’s Dog Eat Doug will stay on as a permanent feature. Tom Armstrong’s “Marvin” was dropped to make room)

F Minus made the grade and will stay as will Watch Your Head and Peach Fuzz.

Mark Tatulli’s new feature “Lio” has also joined the line up.

Opus was dropped early to make room for the trial run of the new features. Readership protests has brought it back.

Cathy was also dropped to make room for the trial; she’s been relegated to the web edition.

The Phantom has been dropped completely.

Complete details are available on the St Petersburg Times web site.

Community Comments

#1 Muriel J Walker
June/14/2006
@ 10:27 am

Miss the comic of Marvin, it needs to come back.
When the time to renew paper, I don’t think that it will be done.
What paper has Marvin in it?
Good thing that you have For better or for worse,
Family Circus, Pickles, Garfield,Blondie, marmaduke, Dennis the menace and Hi and Lois.
Your new comics, just don’t work for me.
Thank You
Muriel

#2 gail saffell
August/27/2007
@ 12:28 pm

Lost your favorite comic? Go to GoComics.com or Comics.com OR The Seattle Post-Intellingencer, they have almost it all. The Houston Chronicle has a good bunch too!

Your favorite is out there, just travel abit.

#3 gail saffell
August/27/2007
@ 6:28 am

Lost your favorite comic? Go to GoComics.com or Comics.com OR The Seattle Post-Intellingencer, they have almost it all. The Houston Chronicle has a good bunch too!

Your favorite is out there, just travel abit.

#4 Anne
August/27/2007
@ 7:28 am

As a person who prefers my comics in print form., I don’t want to go read them on some other newspaper’s web site. If my paper drops a comic I really like, I lobby like hell to get them to put it back. I am paying a fair amount of $ every month for my newspaper subscription and I want the editors to know how I feel.

Also, you should know that cartoonists are currently being paid for their strips by papers that carry the print version. The big papers you mentioned do not currently pay any extra for the right to put their comics on the internet for folks to read for free. I believe this is a point of negotiations between the syndicates and papers with comics on their web sites right now but, to my knowledge, it has not yet been resolved. As someone trying to make a living as an artist, this matters very much to me.

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