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19th Jan '17 12:43:21 PM StFan
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16th Jan '17 3:49:06 AM justanid
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See BornInTheFunnyPapers for tropes from newspaper comics. See also MilitaryAndWarfareComics.



!!Newspaper Syndicates:
* Bell Syndicate
* Creators Syndicate
* Field Syndicate

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!!Newspaper Syndicates:
* Bell Syndicate
* Creators Syndicate
* Field Syndicate
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* Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicateDaily Strip (or Panel): A small piece published between Monday and Saturday, often in black-and-white.
* SundayStrip: A larger version (often in color) published on Sundays hence their name. Known as "weekend comics" in Canada as the are traditionally published on Saturday.
** TopperStrip: A now disappeared variation, consisting in a smaller feature accompanying the main comic, often by the same artist.




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!!Newspaper Syndicates:
* Bell Syndicate
* Creators Syndicate
* Field Syndicate
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* Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate
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!!Newspaper Comics with pages:



!!Formats
* Daily Strip (or Panel): A small piece published between Monday and Saturday, often in black-and-white.
* SundayStrip: A larger version (often in color) published on Sundays hence their name. Known as "weekend comics" in Canada as the are traditionally published on Saturday.
** TopperStrip: A now disappeared variation, consisting in a smaller feature accompanying the main comic, often by the same artist.
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!!Newspaper Comics that have wiki pages:
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+ BornInTheFunnyPapers \\
- tropes inspired by newspaper comics
+ MilitaryAndWarfareComics
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8th Jan '17 10:30:33 AM Prinzenick
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4th Oct '16 7:15:00 PM RAraya
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* ComicStrip/{{Dustin}}


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2nd Oct '16 1:51:09 AM winstein
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27th Sep '16 7:50:42 PM RAraya
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The downside is that many newspaper comics have a reputation for [[JumpTheShark not being funny anymore]] and the LongRunners often derisively described as "zombie strips". This is because, as far as a newspaper is concerned, comic strips are just advertising: they're there to lure in readers and make them more willing to fork over some subscription money. They're {{Fanservice}}, basically. And the last thing you want to do with fanservice is serve up something that doesn't actually please the fans. As such, DarkerAndEdgier humor, political- and/or current-events-based humor must be handled carefully, lest they cost the newspaper (or the ''artist''!) more subscriptions than they gain, especially considering than in the English-speaking world newspapers are forbidden by stylebook from printing anything more "offensive" than "hell" unless its a "son of a (expletive)". Even worse, newspaper strips are written anywhere from six weeks to ten ''months'' in advance of print date, which doesn't help topical humor. As a result of smaller paper sizes, newspapers have also been cutting down on the amount of space that comic strip artists are given in which to practice their visual, art-based medium, resulting in {{Bowdlerized}} art and abbreviated storytelling.[[note]]As Bill Watterson of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' fame [[http://ignatz.brinkster.net/ccomicsjournal.html said]] of the space restrictions way back in 1989: "A beautiful strip like ComicStrip/{{Pogo}} would be impossible to read at today's sizes." Of course it only got worse, and ultimately this was one of the factors that led to Watterson's decision to stop doing the strip. Along with a lot of the other stuff mentioned here.[[/note]]. Compare and contrast the InfiniteCanvas and complete lack of censorship offered by WebComics as a medium. And the newspaper itself has become a victim of the Information Age; not only can consumers get the news online, they can get ''comics'' online too. So newspapers have to play it safe, and they do so by angling for broad, non-offensive humor with a wide appeal, often by recycling tired jokes and premises that sitcoms put to pasture years ago, though ValuesDissonance is slowly getting them [[DeaderThanDisco down the flush]].

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The downside is that many newspaper comics have a reputation for [[JumpTheShark not being funny anymore]] and the LongRunners often derisively described as "zombie strips". This is because, as far as a newspaper is concerned, comic strips are just advertising: they're there to lure in readers and make them more willing to fork over some subscription money. They're {{Fanservice}}, basically. And the last thing you want to do with fanservice is serve up something that doesn't actually please the fans. As such, DarkerAndEdgier humor, political- and/or current-events-based humor must be handled carefully, lest they cost the newspaper (or the ''artist''!) more subscriptions than they gain, especially considering than in the English-speaking world newspapers are forbidden by stylebook from printing anything more "offensive" than "hell" unless its a (displaying it as "son of a (expletive)".(expletive)"). Even worse, newspaper strips are written anywhere from six weeks to ten ''months'' in advance of print date, which doesn't help topical humor. As a result of smaller paper sizes, newspapers have also been cutting down on the amount of space that comic strip artists are given in which to practice their visual, art-based medium, resulting in {{Bowdlerized}} art and abbreviated storytelling.[[note]]As Bill Watterson of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' fame [[http://ignatz.brinkster.net/ccomicsjournal.html said]] of the space restrictions way back in 1989: "A beautiful strip like ComicStrip/{{Pogo}} would be impossible to read at today's sizes." Of course it only got worse, and ultimately this was one of the factors that led to Watterson's decision to stop doing the strip. Along with a lot of the other stuff mentioned here.[[/note]]. Compare and contrast the InfiniteCanvas and complete lack of censorship offered by WebComics as a medium. And the newspaper itself has become a victim of the Information Age; not only can consumers get the news online, they can get ''comics'' online too. So newspapers have to play it safe, and they do so by angling for broad, non-offensive humor with a wide appeal, often by recycling tired jokes and premises that sitcoms put to pasture years ago, though ValuesDissonance is slowly getting them [[DeaderThanDisco down the flush]].


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!!Formats
* Daily Strip (or Panel): A small piece published between Monday and Saturday, often in black-and-white.
* SundayStrip: A larger version (often in color) published on Sundays hence their name. Known as "weekend comics" in Canada as the are traditionally published on Saturday.
** TopperStrip: A now disappeared variation, consisting in a smaller feature accompanying the main comic, often by the same artist.
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21st Sep '16 11:51:47 AM RAraya
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* TribuneMediaServices

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* TribuneMediaServicesCreator/TribuneMediaServices
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* Universal Uclick
* Washington Post Writers Group



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* Universal Uclick
* Washington Post Writers Group

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21st Sep '16 11:50:35 AM RAraya
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* Field Syndicate



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20th Sep '16 6:58:44 PM RAraya
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* Tribune Media Services
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20th Sep '16 5:56:16 PM RAraya
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Compared to other media, newspaper comics can have incredibly [[LongRunners long tenures]]. New ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strips appeared daily for over 49 years. ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' has been running for 43 years and ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has been coming out for over 35 years. Neither show any signs of stopping. Even more impressively, ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' has run for well over 80 years, ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'' has run over 90 years, and most impressively of all ''ComicStrip/TheKatzenjammerKids'' ran for 109 years (from 1897 to 2006)! A 10-year run is considered tremendous for a television show, but when ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' and ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' each ended production after a decade, it seemed far too soon.

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Compared to other media, newspaper comics can have incredibly [[LongRunners long tenures]]. New ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strips appeared daily for over 49 years. ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' has been running for 43 over 45 years and ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has been coming out for over 35 almost 40 years. Neither show any signs of stopping. Even more impressively, ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}'' has run for well over 80 years, ''ComicStrip/GasolineAlley'' has run over 90 almost 100 years, and most impressively of all ''ComicStrip/TheKatzenjammerKids'' ran for 109 years (from 1897 to 2006)! A 10-year run is considered tremendous for a television show, but when ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' and ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' each ended production after a decade, it seemed far too soon.



The downside is that many newspaper comics have a reputation for [[JumpTheShark not being funny anymore]] and the LongRunners often derisively described as "zombie strips". This is because, as far as a newspaper is concerned, comic strips are just advertising: they're there to lure in readers and make them more willing to fork over some subscription money. They're {{Fanservice}}, basically. And the last thing you want to do with fanservice is serve up something that doesn't actually please the fans. As such, DarkerAndEdgier humor, political- and/or current-events-based humor must be handled carefully, lest they cost the newspaper (or the ''artist''!) more subscriptions than they gain. Even worse, newspaper strips are written anywhere from six weeks to ten ''months'' in advance of print date, which doesn't help topical humor. Newspapers have also been cutting down on the amount of space that comic strip artists are given in which to practice their visual, art-based medium, resulting in {{Bowdlerized}} art and abbreviated storytelling.[[note]]As Bill Watterson of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' fame [[http://ignatz.brinkster.net/ccomicsjournal.html said]] of the space restrictions way back in 1989: "A beautiful strip like ComicStrip/{{Pogo}} would be impossible to read at today's sizes." Of course it only got worse, and ultimately this was one of the factors that led to Watterson's decision to stop doing the strip. Along with a lot of the other stuff mentioned here.[[/note]]. Compare and contrast the InfiniteCanvas and complete lack of censorship offered by WebComics as a medium. And the newspaper itself has become a victim of the Information Age; not only can consumers get the news online, they can get ''comics'' online too. So newspapers have to play it safe, and they do so by angling for broad, non-offensive humor with a wide appeal, often by recycling tired jokes and premises that sitcoms put to pasture years ago, though ValuesDissonance is slowly getting them [[DeaderThanDisco down the flush]].

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The downside is that many newspaper comics have a reputation for [[JumpTheShark not being funny anymore]] and the LongRunners often derisively described as "zombie strips". This is because, as far as a newspaper is concerned, comic strips are just advertising: they're there to lure in readers and make them more willing to fork over some subscription money. They're {{Fanservice}}, basically. And the last thing you want to do with fanservice is serve up something that doesn't actually please the fans. As such, DarkerAndEdgier humor, political- and/or current-events-based humor must be handled carefully, lest they cost the newspaper (or the ''artist''!) more subscriptions than they gain.gain, especially considering than in the English-speaking world newspapers are forbidden by stylebook from printing anything more "offensive" than "hell" unless its a "son of a (expletive)". Even worse, newspaper strips are written anywhere from six weeks to ten ''months'' in advance of print date, which doesn't help topical humor. Newspapers As a result of smaller paper sizes, newspapers have also been cutting down on the amount of space that comic strip artists are given in which to practice their visual, art-based medium, resulting in {{Bowdlerized}} art and abbreviated storytelling.[[note]]As Bill Watterson of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' fame [[http://ignatz.brinkster.net/ccomicsjournal.html said]] of the space restrictions way back in 1989: "A beautiful strip like ComicStrip/{{Pogo}} would be impossible to read at today's sizes." Of course it only got worse, and ultimately this was one of the factors that led to Watterson's decision to stop doing the strip. Along with a lot of the other stuff mentioned here.[[/note]]. Compare and contrast the InfiniteCanvas and complete lack of censorship offered by WebComics as a medium. And the newspaper itself has become a victim of the Information Age; not only can consumers get the news online, they can get ''comics'' online too. So newspapers have to play it safe, and they do so by angling for broad, non-offensive humor with a wide appeal, often by recycling tired jokes and premises that sitcoms put to pasture years ago, though ValuesDissonance is slowly getting them [[DeaderThanDisco down the flush]].


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!!Newspaper Syndicates:
* Bell Syndicate
* Creators Syndicate


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* Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate
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* [=MacNaught=] Syndicate
* Tribune Media Services
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* Creator/UnitedFeatureSyndicate
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* Universal Uclick
* Washington Post Writers Group

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