Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago


  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    the content of most papers went downhill and thus circulation crashed…

  3. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 3 years ago

    Some would say that decreases in circulation led to cuts in staff, which led to the content going downhill, which led to decreases in circulation, which led to… and as I sit here reading news and comics on the internet, I understand what caused the cycle to begin.

  4. David Warnick

    David Warnick said, over 3 years ago

    I think he is the conductor of the Toonerville Trolley.

  5. David Warnick

    David Warnick said, over 3 years ago

    Might be Barney Google without his hat, but I doubt it.

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    Barney Google was one of my guesses, too. But wasn’t there a character in Our Boarding House that looked like this?

  7. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    Or a character from Popeye?

  8. George Strum

    George Strum said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah. Comic strips have gotten short shrift from editors for years. From four panels to three and from twelve panels or full page Sundays down to six. From 3" panels down to 1 1/2. All you can fit are talking heads without background, and frankly I don’t like daily strip color it should have been kept for Sundays only. Maybe Newspaper business hasn’t changed but the comic strip business sure has and almost to oblivion!

  9. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 3 years ago

    @George Strum

    Yes. Sad but true.

  10. elgancho38

    elgancho38 said, over 3 years ago

    The Greensboro News & Record dropped GA about 13 years ago. I’ve followed it online since. The quality of the new comics they’ve added is much lower. The size of papers has decreased along with the quality of writing. Nobody seems to be proofreading or editing these days. Some papers have gone online completely. It’s a shame.

  11. roohey

    roohey said, over 3 years ago

    For most of my over 6 decades of newspaper reading, I have always read the comics first. My papers have cut out so many of my longtime favorites, that I am grateful for sites like this that offer such a wide selection

  12. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    With so many people getting news on tv, things have had to change. If it wasn’t for the comics and word games, I doubt I’d bother getting the paper. As it is, I bum it off the guy next door when he is done with it. Even then, he just gets it for the sports section.

  13. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t think it’s Major Hoople from Our Boarding House. The eyes are too different. We quit getting the local newspapers after the comics section shrank and more and more articles were obviously written without any sort of serious research or interest in presenting both sides of an issue.

  14. APersonOfInterest

    APersonOfInterest said, over 3 years ago

    As everyone here seems to know, newspaper publishers are caught in a “no win” situation. The same problem is being faced by book publishers.
    Computers will continue to change our lives … just think about how much phones have changed in the past 20 years. Ask any university Dean or company president … and computers are here to stay … only they are changing as well.

  15. Ray Toler

    Ray Toler said, over 3 years ago

    I really like this.

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