Snuffy Smith now News Sentinel fan

SnuffyReadingPaperColor.jpgWhen he heard we were returning Snuffy Smith to the comics page, John Rose, creator of the strip, sent this drawing of his character enjoying his restoration.
The plan we’re now looking at would eliminate two panels that did poorly in our survey — “Brevity” and “Argyle Sweater” — and rejuggle the page to allow room for Snuffy without eliminating any of the strips we just started.

9 thoughts on “Snuffy Smith now News Sentinel fan

  1. Jocelyn Miller

    Oh great. Get rid of two funny new strips for one unfunny hundred year old one.
    JMilller in Seymour

  2. Inez

    I really hated that some of my favorite comics were removed from the Sentinel. I love Curtis and it was removed. However, Lito is still in the paper and it’s not funny. Afew of the newer ones aren’t funny either. So, please, bring back Curtis.

  3. Rick

    Another reason that newspapers will be dead soon. Moves like this only prove that 80+ old grannies are the true audience for this dying medium. How do editors that make these kind of decisions think that they will ever attract an audience younger than 65 years old? Seriously.

  4. Kirk

    Seriously? You decided to drop two very intelligent, current, funny strips in favor of a comic strip that debuted in 1919? Wow. So, no plans to continue publishing the paper after 2012, right? Because clearly you don’t have ANY clue as to how to attract new readership.

  5. Matt

    If you wonder why younger readers (and by younger I mean under 50) don’t show an interest in the newspaper, try taking a look at the Comics page. For me, the comics represent the only “new” information in the entire paper on many days. News, sports, weather, and the like can all be obtained from other sources much more quickly. Losing favorite comics to make room for a strip that readers didn’t like enough to support in your comics poll is beyond frustrating. Don’t even bother with the poll if you aren’t going to let the original results stand! As I am forced to read more strips like the Argyle Sweater and Brevity online anyway, my need for the paper and its cost are nearly eliminated. Rather than cutting two of your most innovative and unique comics, why not give Dilbert a little more company in the business section?

  6. DoulosXp

    The value of a newspaper is determined by the funnies. We are in deep trouble.
    PS Thanks for Snuffy!

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