"Not appropriate in syndication"


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"Not appropriate in syndication"

Postby Bobthespirit on Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:33 pm

Okay...I'm curious...are you already in syndication, and being defiant and sarcastic...or are you not yet in syndication, and explaining to the readers why you'll change the material to pander to the newspaper audiences.

I would think newspapers would want to be more adventurous and win back younger audiences. When Peanuts was angsty and depressed, it was a new thing in comics.

Cause Roomies had some insightful commentary on young adulthood back in the day, 'specially from the story where Ruth tied through to the end. Hate to see it transformed into cookie cutter non-challenging drivel.
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Re: "Not appropriate in syndication"

Postby Walky on Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:24 pm

Bobthespirit wrote:Okay...I'm curious...are you already in syndication,

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Postby X-BoB58 on Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:00 pm

what newspapers, are you in? Will there be exclusive content? ifso wil it be in the collection books.
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Postby Bobthespirit on Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:45 pm

Hey, I knew you were syndicated, it just didn't seem like the newspaper would air these two particular strips, 'specially with the header.

You can still have mature character development, if you just leave out the alcohol and swearing. I always saw the beer thing as tangental to the real character development.
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Postby Mcfarlane Salsa on Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:23 am

The "What Syndicates Won't Allow" strips are especially made for the internet, and are not in print.

The others, I would assume, have been printed/are waiting to be printed.

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Postby bunji on Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:34 am

I have just one thing to say about the latest Roomies!

Hollee Crap! :o Ruth's a... aa...
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Postby Nick 101 on Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:16 pm

...or Ruth really wanted to shut Billie up.
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Postby Grez on Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:10 pm

Heh, I guess the rules around here are a lot looser when it comes to comic strips on newspapers.

For example we have this comic strip called "Viivi & Wagner" which is about relationship between a woman and a man (pig). Well, I'm sure the idea has come from someone saying "all men are pigs" or something like that.. It's really an overall great comic.

I could put an example here of what I think would maybe be to much for US newspapers. This strip runs at least on two biggest newspapers in Finland.

A link to a strip for Oct 12th 2004. http://www.helsinginsanomat.fi/viivijawagner/1076154202017

A brieft translation of the texts:
- I won a year worth of condoms in a raffle.
- What do we do with these? We don't use condoms.
- We can give them to relatives as chrismas presents.
- Reality check!
- Your grandma has a latex fetish, doesn't she?

Well, most of the days it's not like that.. Just a quick example of a bit bolder than usual strip.
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Postby MonkeyAngst on Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:28 am

Well, the rules in the US seem to be a little arbitrary. I don't doubt that syndicates wouldn't hesitate to apply the rules Walky enumerates to new strips, but look at Doonesbury -- it's been syndicated for thirty years, and gets away with a lot. Of course, not without controversy, which I suppose only a strip as popular as Doonesbury would make worth the syndicate's headaches...
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