The Great Replacement II

The Bay Area News Group posted a brief notice that Loose Parts by Dave Blazek was the overwhelming choice to fill the newly created space on their comics pages. Said the note:

Dear readers,

Two weeks ago, we asked you to help us choose a newcomer — one of four contenders — for our comics pages. The votes have been tallied, and we’re delighted to announce that Loose Parts, the witty, offbeat strip by award-winning artist Dave Blazek, won by a landslide with more votes than the other three combined.

© Dave Blazek

My early list shows Loose Parts had also got the Tribune papers in Florida (Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel). And the promotion in Stars and Stripes.

The early leaders in The Great Replacement (of Dilbert) showed Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson (Chicago Tribune, N. Y. Daily News, Oakland Press, The Macomb Daily, Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun, Royal Oak Tribune, Virginia Pilot, Newport News Daily Press, Arlington Daily Herald) and Crabgrass by Tauhid Bondia (Paxton Media Group, Vincennes Sun-Commercial, Citrus County Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Newark Star Ledger, LNP Media Group, Winnepeg Free Press) getting a jump on other comic strips.

Apologies for not keeping track of it all this past month.

6 thoughts on “The Great Replacement II

  1. Loose Parts also replaced DILBERT in the Lake-County News Herald, in Lake County, Ohio, which is the county just to the east of Cleveland, Ohio.

  2. CRABGRASS was added to the Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram and the Ottumwa (IA) Courier, exchanging a strip drawn by a skilled cartoonist for one who drew with his feet. No contest.

  3. Crabgrass replaced Dilbert in the Newark Star-Ledger here in New Jersey. I was hoping for Wallace the Brave, but Crabgrass is a fine replacement for a strip I never cared for.

  4. Seattle Times put Sherman’s Lagoon in the Dilbert spot. No idea how this decision was made.

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