Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury announced earlier this month that he was taking a three month vacation. Subscribing papers could opt for three months of free re-runs. Some have opted to run guest comic polls. Here’s a break down of what I’ve read:
» The Star-Gazette is running Scott Stantis’ Prickly City afer 61% of readers polled voted for a substitute strip rather than re-runs.
» Speaking of Prickly City, The Bradenton Herald will be running a guest comic in Doonesbury’s spot with Scott’s feature as the first guest.
» The Erie Times-News will use the hiatus to “unveil a new local feature, which will involve readers.” No indication of what that might be. Methinks a poll.
» The Ocala Star-Banner will be running Richard Thompson’s Cul de Sac as the first of four guest comics. No word on what other comics will run.
I’m sure there are many more. If you’re aware of others not mentioned above, leave them in the comments.