History of Newspaper Comic Strips
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 26, 2003 - 10:34
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been running a series on the history of comic strips in newspapers this week. Today's focus is on the 70's (but there are links to all of the week's stories on the page).
The whole series wraps up Sunday with a vote on both currently published and potential candidates comics for that newspaper. Presumably this might lead to some changes to their comics pages. Why do newspapers use this approach to determining what comics to publish? How odd would it be if television ran a few sample shows and than held an Internet poll to determine which shows to run that season. On the other hand, I suppose some television channels might have better programming if they tried that approach.