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2020 Comic Strip Departures

This is an installment of 2020 Newspaper Comics: Debuts, Departures, and the Dearly Departed.
(part 1: Debuts – – part 2: Departures – – part 3: Dearly Departed – – part 4: Detours/Deviations)

 

2020 Departures
These comics ceased new production for U. S. newspapers in 2020


© Terri Libenson
THE PAJAMA DIARIES
by Terri Libenson
March 27, 2006 – January 4, 2020
King Features Syndicate

 


© Peter Guren
ASK SHAGG
by Peter Guren
1979 – January 5, 2020
Sunday/Monday; then Sunday only
self syndicated/United Feature Syndicate/Creators Syndicate

 


© Norm Feuti
RETAIL
by Norm Feuti
January 1, 2006 – February 23, 2020
King Features Syndicate

 


© Neatly Chiseled Features
CATS WITH HANDS
Joe Martin
Sundays: September 12, 1999 – March 22, 2020
dailies: September 13, 1999 – March 14, 2020
Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media Services/Neatly Chiseled Features
[continues with reruns]

 


© King Features Syndicate
MOOSE/MOOSE MILLER/MOOSE AND MOLLY
by Bob Weber
daily: September 20, 1965 – March 28, 2020
Sunday: September 26, 1965 – April 5, 2020
King Features Syndicate
[continues with reruns]

 


© Creators Syndicate
NEST HEADS
by Steve Dickinson, John Allen
October 5, 1998 – June 20, 2020 (dailies); July 12, 2020 (Sundays)
Copley News Service/Creators Syndicate
[reruns ran until August 1, 2020]

 


© Jan Eliot
STONE SOUP
by Jan Eliot
daily: November 20, 1995 – October 17, 2015
Sunday: November 26, 1995 – July 26, 2020
Universal Press Syndicate-Universal Uclick-Andrews McMeel Syndication
[prototype SISTER CITY ran 1989-1995 as self syndicated weekly]

 


© Dan Gola
CLAUDE & ERNIE
by Dan Gola (with Li
Fall, 1992 – Fall (Dec. 3 ?, Dec. 10 ? ) 2020
weekly strip
Lake Country Echo/Echo Journal

 

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Community Comments

#1 Timothy Fisher
January/1/2021
@ 3:54 pm

I really liked Retail, Moose and Molly, and Stone Soup. :-(

#2 George Paczolt
January/2/2021
@ 6:50 am

Losing Retail was the first indication of how bad this year was going to be.

#3 Darryl Heine
January/2/2021
@ 8:51 am

My guess for the first comic strip to end in 2021: Pickles

#4 TR Douglas
January/2/2021
@ 6:09 pm

Joe Vanilla by Mark Litzler seems to have departed from GoComics… last strip was a farewell on Dec 31. Would love to see it come back elsewhere.

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