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Diesel Sweeties Loses Rocky Mountain High

In this otherwise fairly whiny story about the state of the comics pages in the two daily papers in Denver, CO is a bit of news about R Stevens' Diesel Sweeties buried towards the end:

In the case of "Diesel Sweeties," by Richard Stevens III, he believes he made the right choice. "We actually got complaints about how dumb the comic was, which is very unusual," he notes. "So we canceled it and nothing happened, which lets you know you haven't damaged the franchise with somebody. If you don't feel strongly enough to call me, it's unlikely you'll change your reading habits over it.

I asked Stevens' for his reaction to DS getting the ax at the Rocky Mountain News and here's his response:

I know I can't take it personally, but it's too bad they dumped me -- when we did a road trip to San Diego this year, the high point for me was stopping at a diner in Colorado and picking up the Rocky Mountain news and seeing my comic for the day. It was the first time I'd gotten to pick it up myself!

Re: Diesel Sweeties Loses Rocky Mountain High

Uncle Ghastly's picture

Wait... wait... wait...

 

News comes in papers!?

Re: Diesel Sweeties Loses Rocky Mountain High

Tony Esteves's picture

"So we canceled it and nothing happened, which lets you know you haven't damaged the franchise with somebody. If you don't feel strongly enough to call me, it's unlikely you'll change your reading habits over it."

I don't know what to say about the above quote, to be honest. I'd love to complain about the comics in my local paper but I don't... so my response is that I just stop reading the paper.

As a cartoonist, I would love to be professional and cool-headed if my comic strip was dropped... but the above quote makes it sound like I should campaign my readers and get them to voice their opinion to the editor to save my comic.

-tony

-tony