Archive for November 29th, 2008

Help Keep Candorville in Sacramento and Seattle!


(1) The Sacramento Bee:
Today is the final week of the Candorville tryout in the Sacramento Bee (they’re also trying out Secret Asian Man and asking readers which of the two they should keep). As usual, people tend to write in only when they’re upset about something, not when they like it. So their forum is filled with people hating on both comics, big time. They want their Mother Goose & Grimm, or their Gasoline Alley back. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone asked them to bring back The Oldersons.

If you live in or around Sacramento and you want to see Candorville added to the Sacramento Bee, you’ve got to register on their site and then post your opinion in their discussion forum. The editors there like Candorville, but they wouldn’t have asked for feedback if that weren’t going to be part of the decision, so now is the time to make yourself heard.

(2) The Seattle Times:
The Seattle Times is still planning to cancel Candorville as of January 4. If you’re a Seattle area resident or you somehow read the Seattle Times, and you want Candorville to stay in your paper, you’ve got to contact them NOW by writing to Tell them why you want it to stay, what Candorville means to you, and get all your Seattle-area friends, enemies, and exes (now I’m just being redundant) to do the same. Don’t procrastinate, write to them now because now is when they’re paying attention. Sometimes papers cancel a strip to save money because they think readers won’t miss it. If nobody complains, it stays canceled. If enough people protest, they change their mind and return it. Other papers have canceled Candorville in the past, but almost every time, reader response has caused them to restore Candorville to the comics page. If you want that to happen in Seattle, WRITE TO THEM NOW!