Here are four changes that caught my eye this week. I suspect next week will have a lot more as Doonesbury returns.
» The San Diego Union-Tribune has a dilemma now that Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury is coming off sabbatical next week – which feature should they cut. According to E&P, the three that might be cut include: Judge Parker, Cathy and Wizard of Id.
» A London Free Press (Canada) editorial justifies why Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts will stay in its paper despite not getting the most favorable feedback.
» More than 4,400 readers voted in the Albuquerque Journal Comics Shootout (a vote between two comics) in May. The winner hands down was Brian Crane’s Pickles who beat our Gasoline Alley. The June shootout sports Hi & Lois versus Get Fuzzy.
» The Orange County Register’s comic poll resulted in a high number of strips that received both positive and negative votes. The paper decided not to include Cul De Sac and Family Tree which were tested out last year and they decided to cut Pearls Before Swine and Get Fuzzy. The replacement strips include newly launched Deflocked and Pickles.
» One Daily Cartoonist reader wrote in to tell me that the St. Louis Dispatch has picked up Deflocked for both daily and Sundays. Brenda Starr was moved to the black and white section of the dailies.
» The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) has dropped Mary Worth and B.C. in favor of Zits and Pooch Cafe.