Cartoon Blogger Praises ‘FoxTrot’ Decision

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By: E&P Staff

The Comics Reporter blogger Tom Spurgeon praised “FoxTrot” cartoonist Bill Amend, who announced this week that he’ll make his seven-day-a-week strip Sunday-only starting Dec. 31.

In a Thursday post, Spurgeon wrote that one reason he admires Amend’s decision is that “it’s beneficial to the comics page. At his client level, it would be very easy for Amend to hire ghost creators to do the ‘FoxTrot’ dailies and reduce his workload in a still-significant way by merely supervising the quality of the scripts; at worst, people would have thought him a bit burnt out and off his game. With Amend’s choice to end the dailies outright, there are now opportunities for other strips to find a wider audience. If only every cartoonist were as gracious.”

“FoxTrot” currently appears in more than 1,000 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate.

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