As Comics Kingdom informs us, “Pros and Cons is no longer offered as the author has ended the comic strip.”
Pros & Cons by Kieran Meehan began as A Lawyer, A Doctor & A Cop on September 5, 2005.
The back story that drives the strip’s humor is the friendship between the three characters that grew out of their connection to Sophie Wagner, the sister of Detective Stan Defoe who is also the proprietor of the diner which they all regularly frequent. In addition to Sophie Wagner, A Lawyer, A Doctor & A Cop features Samuel Rhodes, a defense lawyer and married father who has grown somewhat skeptical and disenchanted with his chosen profession; Lyndon Peel, a single, sophisticated and opinionated psychiatrist; and Detective Stan Defoe, a dedicated, streetwise cop and protective older brother of Sophie.
The comic strip ran under its original title until July 6, 2008. On Monday July 7, 2008 it was retitled Pros & Cons.
In mid-2023 Kieran, without warning, stopped creating the strip.
Pros & Cons
(original title: A Lawyer, A Doctor & A Cop)
by Kieran Meehan
September 5, 2005 – July 31, 2023 (a Monday)
distributed by King Features Syndicate
* Comics Kingdom published/posted a last Pros & Cons on Monday July 31, 2023. While not impossible I find it implausible that King Features Syndicate sent subscribing newspapers one comic strip to print for that week. Efforts to get in touch with KFS editors about the last Pros & Cons to be sent to newspapers has been frustrating. So now I am waiting on The Great Falls Tribune for the last three weeks of July to show up on newspapers.com. The Tribune ran Pros & Cons on their daily comics page supposedly to the end; unfortunately they did not run the Sunday strip so that last one will remain in question. Any help in discovering the last Pros & Con (both daily and Sunday) printed in a newspaper will be appreciated.
The Great Falls Tribune via newspapers.com shows it did indeed run Pros & Cons through Monday July 31, 2023. The paper was apparently caught unawares as the following day the comics page had a blank spot in the space.
The August 2, 2023 edition of The Great Falls Tribune carries Between Friends replacing Pros & Cons.