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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    Up in the attic, I was looking for something. Happened across some old newspapers we saved of major things. JFK Assassination, etc. Those newspapers were bigger than they are now.. They just shrink the paper, the comics…

  2. gallar

    gallar said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s not the comics that have become smaller, just the readers….

  3. James

    James said, almost 4 years ago

    Obviously Breathed never saw the Internet coming.

  4. William Scott

    William Scott said, almost 4 years ago

    And yet, you can’t zoom in on it here either…

  5. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    another victim of a dying industry

  6. kellymill1965

    kellymill1965 said, almost 4 years ago

    This is like today the comics are getting smaller and the religion pages are getting bigger I not saying don’t get religion but laughter is the best medicine.

  7. sdebarr

    sdebarr said, almost 4 years ago


    I found some from the end of WWII in my Grandma’s garage. In these, the pages were large, but limited to about 10 pages per edition, I guess because of rationing.

  8. Ben Towle

    Ben Towle GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The reduction in strip size has been steady and pretty dramatic. This great image popped up online last week—size comparison of a single 1928 newspaper comic with the entire comics section from a 2013 paper:


  9. gaebie

    gaebie said, almost 4 years ago

    “Now our funnies come to us electronically, that’s progress”
    Wrong; it’s the “latest great thing” but it is not progress.

  10. el_flesh

    el_flesh said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t get religion. Laughter is infinitely better. It’s easy to laugh at the ridiculous precepts of religion, too. The sad thing is many newspapers have NO Science page at all. How are children supposed to be given an appreciation of Science? Learning about how the world correctly works is what children want to DO. Religion takes that away from them.

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    Quel fromage! Even some web comics have shrunken to the point of illegibility; viz., the Sunday Dick Tracy on Comics Kingdom. I guess pixels are too expensive, just like newsprint and ink.

  12. mayeshiba

    mayeshiba said, almost 4 years ago

    @William Scott

    hold control key down and scroll to zoom

  13. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Irony Dept.: GoComics won’t permit enlargement of this strip.

  14. cybergal29

    cybergal29 said, almost 4 years ago

    AWW :-) Thank you :-)

  15. rpstrong

    rpstrong GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I love the reference to Doonesbury not budging. For those who don’t recall, there was a time that Doonsebury had the clout to be able to specify a minimum size for his strip. IIRC, this was after his first long hiatus and at a time that papers were beginning to print the comics side by side on a (still full size) page, instead of having a single stack of strips that took almost 2/3 of the width. I saw more than one paper take the oppertunity to move the strip to the editorial page, rather than juggle it into the twin stack format.

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