Friday, November 17, 2006

D.C. Examiner won't talk about comics

The free daily Washington Examiner is running about half as many comics as it used to -- and the paper's management is refusing to tell the trade publication Editor & Publisher why it made the change. According to Washington, D.C. comics blogger Mike Rhode, the Examiner has cut the number of comics it is running from 14 to 6. "E&P phoned the Examiner to try to verify this, and briefly talked to an editor Tuesday afternoon and yesterday morning. But the editor said he didn't have time to talk. A voice-mail message left yesterday afternoon was not returned by the editor," E&P wrote.

The eight comics the Examiner dropped were The Duplex, Pooch Cafe, Jump Start, Rose is a Rose, The Buckets, Monty, Marmaduke and Herman. The six it kept were Adam@Home, Frazz, Overboard, Prickly City, Over The Hedge and Spot the Dog. Pooch Cafe is now running in the Washington Post's free paper, the Express.