Boston Sunday Globe Dumps Zippy The Pinhead (‘Are We Having None Yet?’)

This is an outrage.

From yesterday’s Boston Globe:

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Here’s WuMo from yesterday’s Globe comics page:


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And here’s yesterday’s Ask Shagg:


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How stupid are those strips?

And how Zippy is this (via – God help us – the Seattle Post-Intelligencer):




Hey, Globeniks: Are you having funnies yet?

Yeah – neither are we.

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7 Responses to Boston Sunday Globe Dumps Zippy The Pinhead (‘Are We Having None Yet?’)

  1. I emailed you but it bounced back—here it is again:

    I noticed—thanks. This is the Globe’s boilerplate response, which you may have seen:

    Thanks for writing. Zippy will remain in our daily comics pages, just not Sunday. But it has been around for a long time, and like all our cartoon strips we are constantly evaluating new ones that come along that we think will keep those pages fresh. We think WuMo is a good example of that and over time readers will come to appreciate its humor. We, of course, know that all comic strips are subjective, and what one reader thinks is hilarious, another may not find funny at all. Every time we change a strip, we hear from some readers who are thrilled at the change and others who don’t understand it. But as with everything we do, we always appreciate our readers’ feedback and take it seriously.
    Best regards for the holidays,
    Doug Most

    I’m working on a strip “about” the whole thing today—it’ll run in a month or so.
    Meanwhile, people should continue to protest Zippy’s removaal from the Sunday Globe—editors do pay attention to this sort of pressure.
    -Bill Griffith

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