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‘Classic Peanuts’ returns to the Register-Guard

Another paper is shifting comic features around with the end of the ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ promotion. The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon) did a survey of 4,500 readers and immediately returned ‘Classic Peanuts’.

“Classic Peanuts” is back. Preliminary results from our poll show enough reader support to reinstate the syndicated reruns of this timeless comic strip. “Classic Peanuts” was suspended when we picked up “Classic Calvin & Hobbes” during its temporary four-month promotional run. We were happy to publish “Classic Calvin & Hobbes” and would be more than happy to continue. However, the strip was offered only as a temporary promotion and as of today is no longer available to newspapers.

Community Comments

#1 Chippy Me Word
January/3/2006
@ 3:06 pm

Sort of sad, yeh? I mean there are so many young cartoonists that would kill for that space. And they go and listen to their readers. Guess what? They should be “programming” their comics page for new readers, not to satiate the “old” ones.

#2 Chippy Me Word
January/3/2006
@ 9:06 am

Sort of sad, yeh? I mean there are so many young cartoonists that would kill for that space. And they go and listen to their readers. Guess what? They should be “programming” their comics page for new readers, not to satiate the “old” ones.

#3 Alan
January/3/2006
@ 6:10 pm

I’m a middle-of-the-road guy on this issue. Yes I certainly wish papers would be more daring and take chances with younger features instead of literally re-running old material.

Than again, newspapers are businesses who give the customer what they demand. In that article, they noted that it was taking a while to go through the 4,500 results because the customers didn’t like technology and took the paper based surveys – which tells me that it was older people who took the survey and of course they’re going to choose the features that they grew up with.

#4 Alan
January/3/2006
@ 12:10 pm

I’m a middle-of-the-road guy on this issue. Yes I certainly wish papers would be more daring and take chances with younger features instead of literally re-running old material.

Than again, newspapers are businesses who give the customer what they demand. In that article, they noted that it was taking a while to go through the 4,500 results because the customers didn’t like technology and took the paper based surveys – which tells me that it was older people who took the survey and of course they’re going to choose the features that they grew up with.

#5 Chippy Me Word
January/3/2006
@ 7:04 pm

Exactly. Older people will never pick anything new. It’s sentimental to see the stuff you grew up with and I appreciate that, but it will be the end of the medium if they keep taking space for new artists. Fewer new artists will be attracted to the medium and it will wither away on the backs of dead creators.

Indeed newspapers are a business, but if they constantly cater to the older crowd, they’ll never get any new readers. And younger readers are more ad-demo friendly, so their goal should e to get new, desirable readers … ’cause the old ones are dying off.

And frankly, where are the older readers going to go? Most newspaper markets are monopolies, the editor should realize that even though they may complain (cause they have the time), they’ll still be reading.

If editors were msart they’d use the comics section as a recruitment tool for new readers, not a way to keep their older readers off their backs.

#6 Chippy Me Word
January/3/2006
@ 1:04 pm

Exactly. Older people will never pick anything new. It’s sentimental to see the stuff you grew up with and I appreciate that, but it will be the end of the medium if they keep taking space for new artists. Fewer new artists will be attracted to the medium and it will wither away on the backs of dead creators.

Indeed newspapers are a business, but if they constantly cater to the older crowd, they’ll never get any new readers. And younger readers are more ad-demo friendly, so their goal should e to get new, desirable readers … ’cause the old ones are dying off.

And frankly, where are the older readers going to go? Most newspaper markets are monopolies, the editor should realize that even though they may complain (cause they have the time), they’ll still be reading.

If editors were msart they’d use the comics section as a recruitment tool for new readers, not a way to keep their older readers off their backs.

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