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Old 07-07-22, 07:57 AM
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

I almost subscribed but couldn't reconcile the reformatting/resizing of the panels.
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

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I almost subscribed but couldn't reconcile the reformatting/resizing of the panels.
See Bronkster’s post #348. They’re different from what you may have seen before, but it’s what Caniff intended.

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Whoa, those look awesome! Wish I could justify the set.
I get it.
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

Just ran across this article on the rising cost of pulp product

In China, major paper companies, such as Shandong Chenming Paper and Shandong Sun Paper, are raking in profits, but they had to suspend paper production for printing and writing grades for short periods early this year due to the high cost of raw materials. Prices for wood pulp have risen about 25% in 2021, while fuel and energy costs are escalating.
Got me wondering if LoAC is going to honor their subscription price for the Terry series, or if those of us who signed up for it, are in for the inevitable price increase.

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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

I gave my Peanuts collection a second chance. I stopped buying the books as they were released because I stopped enjoying them, but I thought I'd take another look.

I like to read a few pages a night in bed before I turn out the lights. I started with the 1970 volume. I enjoyed what I read. I thought that maybe I hadn't liked them before because I had been in a bad mood or something. Then I got to the late 1970s and I hit a brick wall. I got curious and I put a bookmark in the last joke that had made me laugh out loud and kept pushing through.

These are the approximate dates of the strips that made me laugh:
July 1977.
May 1978.
May 1979.

I didn't laugh for nearly two years of material.

After that, the humor started to slowly pick up again, but it was sparse. I think made the right decision to quit buying them with the 1979-1982 box set.

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Just received Pogo volume 8! Looking forward to digging right into this tonight.
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Old 04-11-23, 05:14 PM
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Clover/LOAC’s next project is reworking Dick Tracy 1-6 to match the rest.

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POGO volume 9 has a release date of July 16, 2024. Once again looking forward to this!
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Re: Classic/retro comic strips thread

So how's this for retro:

Frank Johnson: Secret Pioneer of American Comics
https://boingboing.net/2024/02/06/wh...published.html

"When shipping clerk and former musician Frank Johnson died in Chicago in 1979 at the age of 67, his family was shocked to discover 2,300 pages of comics in bound notebooks that apparently nobody knew about"

He began writing/drawing them in 1928.

"the comics themselves, unlike most outsider art, are actually quite commercial and palatable for a general audience; they are mostly gag-oriented stories about a group of men, "Wally's Gang," who get into various misadventures"

First 600-page collection (of two planned) just released yesterday from Fantagraphics, SRP 49.99.

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