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Washington Post to cut five comics

Comic Riff blogger Michael Cavna notes that his paper, The Washington Post will cut five comics from their line-up starting March 30. The comics on the chopping blog include: Little Dog Lost, Pooch Cafe, Piranha Club, Zippy the Pinhead and Judge Parker. The comics will remain on their website.

While not getting the axe, Michael reports that Dilbert will no longer be in the business section but the Style section.

Community Comments

#1 Garey Mckee
March/16/2009
@ 8:22 pm

Little Dog Lost is one of my favorite strips. Such a unique loose type of style. Those vultures are the best.

Of course, the REAL vultures seem to be working at The Washington Post.

#2 Charlie Azzara
March/20/2009
@ 10:56 pm

The Post is being stupid. How they can keep Mark Trail and/or Spiderman over Judge Parker is beyond dumb.

Furthermore, they continue to keep zombie strips around. Subjective, yes. But, many that still grace the Post’s comics pages should be relegated to the web. Especially the ones that still re-cycle content.

I hope the Post comes to their senses. Michael Cavna, their “Comics Riffs” blogger, has been running a poll as to which comic of the five they are proposing to drop should they “save”. We will see if the Post saves any.

#3 D. Clark
March/30/2009
@ 9:02 am

I AM CANCELLING MY DAILY POST AS YOU HAVE
CANCELLED JUDGE PARKER — LEAVING MANY
NON READABLE COMICS IN PLACE. many say the
same thing over and over and cease to be
funny. At least Judge Parker has a story
line.
To save your money – which is important in these economic times, I wonder how many of your subscribers are cancelling because of your choices. Who did you survey in making
your decision to cut Judge Parker?
I tried to get it on the web – and I got a
line trying to see me a subscription!

#4 William Ferchek
April/5/2009
@ 1:40 pm

Why are you doing away with Judge Parker in the daily paper? I always looked forward to seeing him in the newspaper, please reply!

#5 Jane Gardner
April/27/2009
@ 9:03 am

Agnes is one of the wittiest of the comics for adults, not for kids. Bring it back where it belongs and give the children Garfield, that stale one joke that nobody over ten years old would read.

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