I got a notice just now that budget cutbacks due to falling advertising revenue have hit the freelance budget at The Londoner. This weeks will be my last cartoon for a while.
Right now I haven’t thought about what will be happening here at cartoon life.
I popped up this response:
Thanks for the mention, Dan. I noticed you got my lower case affectation right too :-)
I have the feeling that much of this change in the comics is driven more by Quebecor directives than any local independent choice.
Syndicated editorial cartoons are much cheaper for individual papers. Local voices aren’t so.
In my own morning browse of comics on-line, I noticed there are no ads directly on the pages where the comic itself appears.
Still, one would expect that comics that people like, and local voices would drive up circulation and revenue. No?