United Media Adds Tribune Media Services Strips, Editorial Cartoons to Comics.com

By: E&P Staff

United Media has announced it is adding 17 comics and 11 editorial cartoons from Tribune Media Services (TMS) to the Comics.com portal this week.

The TMS comics include ?Gil Thorp,? ?Loose Parts,? ?Love Is ?,? ?The Middletons,? ?Bliss,? ?Bottom Liners,? ?Bound & Gagged,? ?Pluggers,? ?Sylvia,? ?9 to 5? and ?Brewster Rockit? in addition to such longtime strips as ?Dick Tracy,? ?Broom-Hilda,? ?Animal Crackers,? ?Gasoline Alley,? ?Brenda Starr? and ?Annie.?

?TMS is very pleased to add our comics and cartoons to Comics.com,? said Steve Tippie, TMS? vice president/licensing and new markets development. ?Our presence on one of the best destination sites for comics fans will help continue to expand the readership of our classic and contemporary properties to new audiences.?

The editorial cartoonists being added, who span the spectrum of political bent, are Paul Conrad, Matt Davies, Walt Handelsman, Dick Locher, Chan Lowe, Jack Ohman, Drew Sheneman, Scott Stantis, Dana Summers, Dan Wasserman and Don Wright.

?We?re delighted to add TMS? terrific portfolio of comics and editorial cartoons to Comics.com,? Lisa Klem Wilson, SVP and General Manager of United Media, said in a statement. ?These popular properties expand our Website?s reach and they help reinforce comics.com as the ultimate destination for comics fans worldwide.?

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