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20th Feb '18 12:55:21 PM RAraya
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20th Feb '18 9:07:58 AM RAraya
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* Anders [=MacMeel=] Publishing[[note]]formerly Universal Press Syndicate and Universal Uclick[[/note]]

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* Anders [=MacMeel=] Publishing[[note]]formerly Creator/AndrewsMcMeelPublishing[[note]]formerly Universal Press Syndicate and Universal Uclick[[/note]]
19th Feb '18 6:16:03 PM RAraya
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* Anders [=MacMeel=] Publishing[[note]]formerly Universal Press Syndicate and Universal Uclick[[/note]]
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** Creator/UnitedFeatureSyndicate
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* Field Syndicate



** North America Syndicate[[note]]formerly Field Syndicate, Chicago Sun-Times Syndicate, Publishers-Hall Syndicate and News America Syndicate[[/note]]
** Register and Tribune Syndicate



* [=McClure=] Syndicate
* New York Tribune
* Post-Hall Syndicste
* Publishers Syndicate



* Creator/UnitedFeatureSyndicate



* Universal Uclick
9th Jan '18 6:14:25 AM HighCrate
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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 then in the English-speaking world newspapers are forbidden by stylebook from printing anything more "offensive" than "hell" (displaying it as "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 then in the English-speaking world newspapers are forbidden by stylebook from printing anything more "offensive" than "hell" (displaying it as "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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29th Dec '17 11:17:52 AM IlGreven
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* ComicStrip/{{Pickles}}
29th Dec '17 10:12:03 AM LongLiveRock
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* ComicStrip/InsideWoodyAllen
3rd Dec '17 9:20:32 PM Twiddler
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* NewspaperComicsOfThe2000s
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27th Nov '17 8:07:27 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* 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.

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* SundayStrip: A larger version (often in color) published on Sundays hence their name. Known as "weekend comics" in Canada as the they are traditionally published on Saturday.
19th Sep '17 2:06:39 AM TudorRose
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* ComicStrip/BusterBrown
15th Aug '17 11:26:42 AM CaptainColdCutCliche
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* ComicStrip/TheAddamsFamily
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