A few things of interest when looking at the comic page changes reported this week.
Firstly, The Colorado Springs Gazette has announced the results of their latest comic poll. After 6000 votes cast, For Better or For Worse, B.C., and Peanuts will stay. Wizard of Id and Frank & Earnest were dropped and in their place are two guest comic spots. First comics up in those spaces are Signe Wilkinson’s Family Tree and Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac.
The editor noted that they will run For Better or For Worse as long as Lynn is doing her experiment. Since yesterdays’ news that Lynn will be ending the hybrid in the future, we’ll see if the paper will let it go or keep the re-runs.
Florida Today trimmed back their comics to save money on newsprint, but after reader’s wrote in, they’re going to be brining some of the features back. Specifically, they’ve added Chuckle Brothers and are returning The Piranha Club and a promise to bring back others. They’ve also had to restore some of their features to a larger size after readers complained.
San Antonio Express-News made some changes a couple of weeks ago that I just picked up. The paper picked up Retro Geek, The Other Coast and Family Tree. Snuffy Smith and Willie ‘n’ Ethel were dropped. Curtis went to Sunday only, The Amazing Spider-man went exclusively online and Dilbert went to the financial pages.
UPDATE: Tak Toyoshima writes in to tell me that his feature, Secret Asian Man, is now on a trial run at the Contra Coast Times and was picked up by the University Times (Cal. State University).