It’s been awhile since I’ve had much to report on the changing landscape of comic page line ups. Here is a sampling of changes happening around the country.
Tony Carrillo’s F Minus will take the guest comic slot for the next two months at the Register Guard (OR). The editor writes that the previous guest, Cul de Sac, received mixed reviews and won’t be add to their line-up.
The Observer-Reporter, (PA) has dropped Lio in favor of a new-comer Ollie and Quentin. Lio was added to the paper last year to replace the retired daily Fox Trot, but many readers felt it was “creepy.” Ollie and Quentin is a just launched feature.
The Mail Tribune (OR) has announced that they will be dropping Peanuts. No replacement has been named. An informal poll will be taken later this month, but readers are encouraged to email the editor with their suggestions.
The Forum (ND) has announced that they have dropped 5 features Cathy, Mallard Fillmore, Shoe, Gasoline Alley and For Better or For Worse and will be running Classic Peanuts, The Pajama Diaries, Pickles, Tundra and Retro Geek (Sundays only).
And lastly, I have an email from a reader that claims that the N.Y. Daily News has replaced For Better or For Worse with the Chuckle Brothers.
UPDATED: The Star-Telegraph is looking for a replacement for Tumbleweeds. They’re considering Momma or Over the Hedge.