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Arctic Circle replaces FoxTrot in Hartford

The Hartford Courant has announced that their long time search for a replacement for the daily FoxTrot (which retired at the end of 2006) is over and Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle is now a permanent feature in their comic line up.

Hundreds of people have commented on the different strips we have been trying out, with many kind words for “Agnes,” “Candorville” and “Frazz.” There were slightly fewer kudos for other strips, including “Diesel Sweeties” and “Cow and Boy.” And, of course, many begged for Dilbert to be moved from the Business section back to the comics pages (still, not a chance). We took into account everyone’s comments, coupled with our own preferences, and chose “Arctic Circle.”

Community Comments

#1 Norm Feuti
March/4/2008
@ 7:26 am

Congratulations Alex!

#2 Anne Hambrock
March/4/2008
@ 7:37 am

Way to go Alex!

#3 Piers Baker
March/4/2008
@ 7:42 am

Good on you Alex. Well deserved.

#4 Scott Hilburn
March/4/2008
@ 8:01 am

Good for you Alex!

#5 Charles Brubaker
March/4/2008
@ 9:35 am

Wow, I didn’t know they were still looking for a replacement to “FoxTrot.”

Good thing that they finally settled.

#6 Lucas Turnbloom
March/4/2008
@ 9:43 am

Nice one, Alex!

#7 Mike Witmer
March/4/2008
@ 10:27 am

Congrats Alex. That’s a good spot to fill!

#8 Matt Buck
March/4/2008
@ 1:24 pm

Congratulations Alex. Well deserved.

#9 J Mahood
March/5/2008
@ 9:10 am

Hey great news Alex!

#10 Richard Thompson
March/5/2008
@ 9:22 am

Congratulations, Alex, and congratulations to the Hartford Courant for the wise choice.

#11 josh shalek
March/5/2008
@ 9:50 am

In related news, approximately 30 papers are still searching for a replacement for Krazy Kat. Is 60 years too long to run a comics poll?

Congratulations to Alex.

#12 Ed Power
March/5/2008
@ 11:07 am

Congrats Alex!!!

#13 Alex Hallatt
March/6/2008
@ 2:52 pm

Thanks, everyone. I’m really stoked, especially considering the competition I was up against.

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