Here’s the run down of the latest changes in the comics that newspapers are running:
The Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY) is publishing a local comic described as a Doonesbury-esque strip on “local issues, politics and events regarding the Adirondack Park.” It’s called Parkview. Runs for 10 weeks.
Here’s a preview of the first.
Here’s a link to where you’ll find them all as they are posted.
Stone Soup was reinstated after strong reader reaction in The Appeal Democrat (Marysville, CA). The paper reports now publishing 36 comics.
The Redding Record Spotlight (Redding, CA) recently dropped Mallard Filmore to pick up Prickly City. The editor is already getting push back and he’s asking for reader patience to see if they like the change.
The rest of my information comes courtesy of United Media:
The Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne, IN) picked up the daily Freshly Squeezed.
Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) has added Pearls before Swine on Sundays.
Sauk Valley Newspapers (Sterling, IL) added both the daily Pearls before Swine and Freshly Squeezed.
Record-Searchlight (Redding, CA) added Prickly City to both their Sunday and daily line-up.
Austin American Statesman (Austin, TX) added Freshly Squeezed to their daily as of today. Sunday’s to begin this Sunday. respectively.
Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) will begin running Frazz on Sundays starting this weekend.
Post-Tribune (Merrillville, IN) will be adding Get Fuzzy to their daily line-up starting next Monday.
3 thoughts on “Comic page changes of the week”
Glad to see some papers taking risks on local strips. Also excited for STONE SOUP, one of my all-time favorite strips these days.
I notice for people in the Chicago/NW Indiana area they are getting back Get Fuzzy but in a NW Indiana paper.
No word if the NY Daily News will reinstate Beetle Bailey?
I hope the Sunday local Parkview strip is a hit in the local NY newspaper, probably by 2012 the Parkview strip could go national with more episodes Sundays and maybe dailies.
I doubt the Daily News would bring back Beetle. He’s 60 years old (even though they have the longer-running “Gasoline Alley” and “Blondie”) and the Daily News is presumably getting rid of much of the older strips as possible. My $.02.
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