The Owl of Minerva, part 4
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April 30th, 2009

The Owl of Minerva, part 4

What you might not know is, the above comic was the original trailer for “The Watchmen.” It didn’t test well, so they changed it to what you see below.

  • Marie

    A few years ago, the big state paper expanded to two whole pages of comics daily (they know what we like!), but recently cut and shredded the Sunday comics to a double spread (4 pages, no insert). And yes, we do have Candorville. 🙂
    The rest of the paper (news) has shrunk drastically over the last few years, and it continues to shrink. I can't tell whether it's sadder that they give so much real estate to comics relative to news or that the comics are one of the few reasons I still have my subscription.

  • Jeremy

    I grew up in Wash DC and the Washington Post had 3 pages of comics, that I read every day. (I discovered Candorville there a couple of years ago when I was visiting my parents). I now live in Portland, Maine where our patheric paper has one paltry page with very weak comics (NO CANDORVILLE despite my many letters… we just got Pickles added) and I still read each comic!

  • PeaceZGood

    I hope newspapers don’t go the way of the penny. The penny is nearly extinct.

  • Tell me about it. I posted an idea about that a few days ago. Papers should stop allowing free access. Then bloggers and aggregators won’t be able to snag their content and people who want local news will have to subscribe to get it.

  • Aaa. The dying newspaper. Who’s the marketing genious editor that decided to put the entire paper – online – for free! Of course comics are the first to go!

  • I read when you drew that and still thought it was funny while I read it again in the national archives in 2109. I’ll look back on this and smile yesterday.

  • I have often wondered what might happen to a newspaper if they just had a huge comics section, kind of like back in the days of The Spirit. And the comics would have to be exclusive to paper – not also available online for free. It would negate the point of driving business to the papers. Papers seem to see comics as an added expense instead of a marketing tool.

  • carol

    I like yours better.