Here is the new company-wide Lee Enterprises daily comics page from September 13, 2022.
Comics are from Andrews McMeel Syndication, puzzles are from Tribune Content Agency.
Here, by the way (see comments below), is the extra page of Lee e-edition comics.
I’m sure (actually I’m guessing) these cartoonists get a few extra coins for this.
The original September 12 item:
The Martinsville Bulletin has posted notice to their readers of the changes coming to their syndicated comics, puzzles, and columns. They included the 10 comics that will see print in the paper going forth.
While we’re adding Argyle Sweater, Crabgrass, Garfield, Luann and Pearls Before Swine – and by an overwhelming request, Pickles daily, which previously had been only on Sundays – others, such as Dilbert, are moving online.
Okay, they listed Garfield twice, but there’s a bigger “but” here.
It won’t be easy saying goodbye to some of the long-running strips. Fortunately, some of the classics will remain, like “Peanuts,” “Baby Blues” and “Garfield.” There will also be some new strips replacing those we’ve published for a long time.
It has been stated that the new Lee Enterprises comics page will have ten comics. So unless individual papers will have some choice as to the comics they print, one of the above will not get the coveted slot.
Seven have been noted in other reports: Close to Home, Crabgrass, For Better or For Worse, Garfield, Peanuts, Pearls Before Swine, and Pickles seem safe bets based on those multiple mentions.
And I’m going to give The Argyle Sweater a spot based on the need to pair the panel Close to Home with another panel, though there are a few four-panel strips that could be stacked to form a panel space. (I’m curious to see the design – will the two panels be used as “ears” with two strips stacked between them to break up the page, or go with a boring two panels side by side at the top or bottom.)
So that leaves Baby Blues, Luann, and Monty for the two remaining spots.
Which two will win the 74 (77?) newspaper derby?