ComicsPage.com Is Down, But a New Iteration Is Planned

By: Dave Astor

As E&P reported Thursday afternoon, it looked like ComicsPage.com had been taken down by Tribune Media Services.

TMS confirmed this Thursday evening, while adding that it’s planning “the next iteration of the site.”

A TMS spokesperson said Comicspage.com was taken down on June 29. Why? “The site had been housed on a server for a company TMS no longer owns and we were unable to move the database that generated the posting of the daily comics to this site,” replied the spokesperson.

But she added that “TMS has plans for the next iteration of the site that will include more content and interactivity.”

Meanwhile, the spokesperson continued, “TMS is pointing fans to partner uClick’s GoComics.com to give fans a place to continue reading daily strips.” And she said “the Facebook group forum was set up to enable fans to continue chatting about their favorite cartoons.” The GoComics.com and Facebook options were mentioned in the earlier E&P story.

ComicsPage.com featured TMS comics and editorial cartoons.

TMS comics include “Bliss,” “Bound & Gagged,” “Brenda Starr,” “Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!,” “Dick Tracy,” “Gasoline Alley,” “Housebroken,” “Raising Hector,” “Shoe,” “Sylvia,” and various others.

Among the editorial cartoonists syndicated by TMS are Paul Conrad, Matt Davies, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, and Dick Locher.





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