UPDATED LIST: With ‘Opus’ Put to Bed, Which Replacement Strips Will Papers Select?

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By: E&P Staff

Now that Opus, Berkeley Breathed’s beloved cartoon penguin, received his own storybook ending and the strip is leaving newspapers, which features will take its place?

Here’s a running list E&P has compiled so far — with special thanks to TheDailyCartoonist.com — with the most recent additions on top:

“Sherman’s Lagoon” and “Get Fuzzy” — The Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat
“Tundra and Rubes” — The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.
“Red and Rover” and “Daddy’s Home” — Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
“Lio” — The Courier Journal, Louisville, Ky.
“Non Sequitur” — Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine
“Pearls Before Swine” — The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo., and the Portland (Maine) Press-Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
“Get Fuzzy” — Austin American-Statesman and The Elkhart (Ind.) Truth
“Prickly City” — Lawrence (Kan.) Jounal-World
“Arlo and Janis” — The Daily Record, Morristown, N.J.
“Rose is Rose” — The Seattle Times
“The Knight Life” — San Diego Union-Tribune
“Argyle Sweater” — The Tampa Tribune
“Speed Bump” — The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.
“Daddy?s Home” — Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
“Bizarro” — Los Angeles Times
“The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee” — The Oregonian, Portland
“Mutts” — St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times
“Mother Goose & Grimm” — The Providence (R.I.) Journal
“Mallard Fillmore” — Las Vegas Review Journal

The Daily Cartoonist reports Tuesday that “Candorville” and “Secret Asian Man” are in “trial mode” at The Sacramento Bee.

Has your newspaper determined which strip will replace “Opus” in your funny pages? Drop us a line at syndicates@editorandpublisher.com.

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