Archive for May 3rd, 2005

DTWOF dropped in Ithaca NY

May 3rd, 2005

I can’t say I was surprised recently when The Buzz, a weekly in Ithaca, dropped my strip. More surprising was the fact that the Gannett media conglomerate-owned paper wanted to pick it up in the first place. But they did. They ran it for a few months. And then the publisher decided to pull it.

I’ve heard that 250 people have signed a petition to bring the strip back, which is great. But I’m wondering if maybe the Ithaca Times, the alternative weekly there, might be a better forum for a latte-sipping, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading, left wing freak show comic strip about a bunch of lesbians.

I e-mailed the editors of the Ithaca Times to suggest this, but inexplicably they have not yet replied.

So if you’re an Ithacan, feel free to let the people at the Buzz know that you miss the strip (if indeed you do), or ask the Ithaca Times to pick it up. I’d really love for my work to continue to be available in Ithaca, especially since the erstwhile Ithaca-based Firebrand Books published my books for many years.