: End of a looooog era: L'l Orphan Annie closes shop

Jun 15th, 2010, 06:33 AM
for now...:D


Never really followed it but it was constant throughout my life in the funny pages...

ittle Orphan Annie Ends Run

By Tom Powers • May 14, 2010

“Who’s that little chatter box? The one with pretty auburn locks?
Whom do you see? It’s Little Orphan Annie!”

Well, you won’t be seeing her much longer, it seems. After 86 years, the newspaper comic feature will run it’s final Sunday strip on June 13th, 2010, according to Tribune Media Services. (The daily strip is also ending, presumably the 12th.)

The Chicago-based news and features syndication service decided to cancel the iconic comic, which was running in fewer than 20 newspapers — including the ones owned by their parent the Tribune Company, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The Baltimore Sun and others—and papers they were formerly associated with, such as The New York Daily News.

The current creative team of writer Jay Maeder and artist Ted Slampyak are said to have left the strip’s last panel as a cliffhanger, showing Annie caught in a tangle with “the Butcher from the Balkans”.

However, Tribune’s press release indicates Annie’s adventures may not be over.
Little Orphan Annie Ends Run | Cinefantastique Online (http://cinefantastiqueonline.com/2010/05/little-orphan-annie-ends-run/)


Jun 15th, 2010, 06:40 AM
The end of a long era. Haven't read this in years. Wonder where my OA Decoder Ring is these days? Paix, mon ami.

Jun 18th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Webcomics next? Or Original Graphic Novels(OGNs)?

Jun 18th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Webcomics next? Or Original Graphic Novels(OGNs)?

They're thinking of graphic novels.