ComicLab Ep 306 — Is syndication dead?
The Gannett newspaper chain, which includes USA Today and about 200 other daily newspapers, has selected 34 syndicated comics. Each of its newspapers will be limited to running comics from that list. Any comic that didn’t make the list has been shut out of roughly 20% of the existing market. Not surprisingly, most of the 34 are legacy comics whose original creators are long since deceased. This is the end of syndicated comics.
ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW…
- The Gannet 34 signals the death of syndicated comics
- UPDATE: Mastodon Aint it
- Why no ComicLab website?
- Relaunch a failed Kickstarter?