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Features replacing For Better or For Worse

I’ll be out of town this weekend when many of the announcements are made regarding which papers are dropping For Better or For Worse and which features are taking its place. In an effort to document all the changes, I propose that we use the comments section as a central location to document the changes.

If you’re local paper is making a change, or you read about a change in another paper, please log it in the comments with a URL to the story (provided it’s online). Don’t forget to mention which feature(s) are getting picked up.

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#1 Alan Gardner
@ 9:49 am

Here’s what we know so far:

Kentucky Herald-Leader is picking up Daddy’s Home in FBOFW’s slot

Washington Post is dropping FBOFW, but has not announcement its replacement.

Gazette of Cedar Rapids has already decided to drop FBOFW – no news on its replacement.

#2 Charles Brubaker
@ 11:27 am

You already reported this, but Atlanta Journal Constitution will also be replacing FBOFW with “Daddy’s Home.”

In a semi-related news, AJC added SIX comics to their Sunday comics; no strips were dropped to make room, as far as I know.

#3 Ted Rall
@ 7:16 am

A nit: It’s the Lexington Herald-Leader, not the Kentucky Herald-Leader.

#4 Alan Gardner
@ 7:31 am

The Washington Post has announced that they will be running Little Dog Lost in FBOFW’s spot.

#5 Alan Gardner
@ 9:17 am

The LA Times is going to run FBOFW for 5 weeks to let readers gauge whether they want to it to stay or pick up a new feature.

#6 Alan Gardner
@ 9:41 am

Peoria Journal Star will keep FBoFW

#7 Wiley Miller
@ 10:57 am

I can’t help but wonder how many of these papers that are dropping FBOFW are still running Peanuts.

#8 Bill Kellogg
@ 11:32 am

Wiley, I have heard from several editors who carry Peanuts and who are planning to drop FBOFW that the biggest reason for dropping it is because FBOFW ia a 29 year story line.

#9 Bob Quick
@ 7:40 am

Alan, I think the LA Times has the right idea.
A wonderful ” 29 year story line” speaks for
itself. I wouldn’t count Lynn all.
She’s a professional. One to look up to.

#10 Tom Racine
@ 5:01 pm

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, they are dropping the strip from this point on… I’ve always been an admirer of the strip to some extent, and love Lynn as an artist…great line work and wonderful to watch how she developed over the years. But I have to fall on the side of “time to give someone new a shot,” so I’m glad the Union-Trib is going to find something new for that space.

#11 Charles Brubaker
@ 9:16 am

The Pantagraph in Bloomington, IL, will be taking out FBOFW. They will be test-running three strips in its place:

Mutts (Sept 1-14)
DeFlocked (Sept. 15-28)
Tundra (Sept. 29-Oct. 12)

#12 Janet Kohlwes
@ 6:27 pm

The San Antonio Express-News announced in its Sunday SA Life section that the paper will not run the re-tooled “For Better or For Worse”.

#13 Dave Dahl
@ 6:44 pm

State Journal-Register, Springfield IL, is dropping Foob in “late September” and is asking readers to e-mail their choice among the following: “Curtis,” “Pajama Diaries,” “Stone Soup,” “Brewster Rockit,” “Home and Away,” “Edge City.”

#14 Katy Jay
@ 10:31 am

The Newark, NJ Star-Ledger will be running FOOB only on Sundays. It will be replaced in the dailies “by the tried-and-true column ‘Helpful Hints by Heloise.’ “

#15 Charles Brubaker
@ 3:38 pm

Napa Valley (CA) Register is replacing For Better with “Morgan,” a work of a local cartoonist John Benz.

It’s nice there are still some newspapers that’s willing to run a work of a local cartoonist, especially in this case, which will replace a major syndicated comic strip.

#16 Wiley Miller
@ 4:53 pm

That is good news, Charles. I would love to see more newspapers going for local cartoons.

As for the two papers I get that carry comics, the Portland (Me.) Press Herald replaced FBOFW today with Pickles, but the Boston Globe is continuing to carry FBOFW. The New York Times, of course, continues to be a snob about comics.

#17 Mark Jackson
@ 7:36 pm

No announcement, but the Rochester (NY) /Democrat and Chronicle/ published FBOFW as usual on Monday.

#18 Corey Pandolph
@ 9:03 pm

“As for the two papers I get that carry comics, the Portland (Me.) Press Herald replaced FBOFW today with Pickles…”

Good thing, because it’s not like they have a local cartoonist who does a syndicated comic about the Elderly.

I… wait…

#19 Charles Brubaker
@ 9:36 pm

Bismarck (ND) Tribune replaced FBOFW with Daddy’s Home.

That’s three newspapers so far that replaced FBOFW with Daddy’s. Markstein and Rubino must be dancing right now.

#20 Benjamin Carlton
@ 6:45 pm

Yep, Newark NJ Star Ledger replaced FBoFW with Heloise. And what were the “Hints” for Day 1 replacement?

-why can’t T-shirt manufacturers make them in a specific size, instead of a broad range

-why can’t 2-for-1 coupons be honored to purchase a single item for half-price

-buying 10 items for 10 bucks is a ripoff, because it’s usually due up for expiration


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