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Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for June 14, 2020

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    comic4matt  12 months ago

    Either she’s retiring or handing the strip over to another cartoonist…

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    MA FANGYI Premium Member 12 months ago

    oh no!!! not another one!!

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    LastRoseOfSummer 1 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Do. Not. Stop. This. Strip! I mean it, I’ve lost too many friends. I watched the kids grow up ( a little bit)! Marriage, boy friend, relations. No!

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    HollyStone  12 months ago

    Oh no! She’s not going to stop stone soup right?

    …right?

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    pschearer Premium Member 12 months ago

    Ah, I’m gonna miss everyone. Jan is approaching 70 and deserves her retirement. Thanks for all the joy, Jan!!

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    JoanHelen  12 months ago

    I will mourn the loss of this strip. The Stone Soup family has always felt like my extended family. I understand that Jan needs to retire. Can we please have re-reruns?

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    adina.sherer  12 months ago

    Oh NOoooooooooooooo

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member 12 months ago

    oh nooooo! understandable but I’ll miss you so much <3

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    jr1234  12 months ago

    “All here”? Only the females were…probably the originals.

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member 12 months ago

    I understand in life there are changes.

    Jan, if you check the comment section, I wish you the best on your retirement.

    All I ask, if they run repeats please do not constantly reset the story to the beginning. Like that was done to the “Elderberries”, last week.

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    janicehalerichardson  12 months ago

    I enjoy this strip! I was hoping it would be around for even longer!!

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    jalden1003  12 months ago

    Please Jan…if you are retiring, please give us one last August! Sigh….you gotta love August!

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    P51Strega  12 months ago

    Check out her FaceBook page. There is no mention of retirement. We are approaching her 25th anniversary of syndication so she is doing something “special”. I didn’t read far into her FaceBook page, so if someone wants to enlighten us further they can look deeper at:

    https://www.facebook.com/jan.eliot

    By the way, that’s a pretty good self portrait (based on her profile pic)

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    metzkel Premium Member 12 months ago

    I hope Stone Soup continues.

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    Carl Fink Premium Member 12 months ago

    Ow, ow, ow! I got a splinter of fourth wall in my finger.

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    cholomanaba  12 months ago

    from Ecuador, SouthAmerica: I have been following this strip for a long time, and agree nothing lasts forever… either if you are retiring or handlind this strip to someone else or whatever, I just want to say THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for your creativity. I’ll miss you.

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    jruckman  12 months ago

    Since she’s already gone from a daily to a weekly, I suspect she’s retiring completely. I hope she holds out for one more round of “Gotta Love August,” because I really do, at least the way she tells it.

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    jtburgess Premium Member 12 months ago

    I lost my Heart in Philadelphia. Bye bye. We can only wait until tomorrow for the other Stone to drop.

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    atlantawhit  12 months ago

    NOOOOOO

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    Dawn  12 months ago

    WHAT!?!?!

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    morningglory61 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Love and loved this strip. If Jan is retiring may you have a wonderful one and may the strip continue in reruns. <3

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    pa1morecast  12 months ago

    Oh crap…

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    kab2rb  12 months ago

    Oh my I hope only a dream, now we have to wait until next Sunday. Jan we all love your strip.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member 12 months ago

    The retirement of the daily strip was back in 2015. And restarted the next year as a Sunday only. Can’t blame her for chucking it at what? 77 or 78?

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    scottbruce  12 months ago

    I hope they get a good severance package. Jan, may all the fun you created for us bounce back at you.

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    paul GROSS Premium Member 12 months ago

    Noooooooooo!

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    Darth Stevious  12 months ago

    BTW, thanks for mentioning Heart Of The City, everyone! I checked it out and I love the art! I’ll be giving it a trial run to see if how much I liked today’s was a fluke!

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    Hollyjoy  12 months ago

    Not funny, Jan, not funny!

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    russef  12 months ago

    Uh. Oh!

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    mike92127  12 months ago

    She was already down to Sunday only. Guess this will be goodbye.

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    Michael G.  12 months ago

    Thanks for the memories!

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    fosterchylde86 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Just freakin’ lovely. Another one of my beloved comic strips going away. :(

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    TimothyP23  12 months ago

    Say it isn’t so! I just discovered Stone Soup a little over a year ago!

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    aedra6 Premium Member 12 months ago

    oh man, i’m cryin’…. I know she started doing just the Sunday strips but I’m really gonna miss those.

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    Lou  12 months ago

    But…but…what about all of those “you gotta love August” strips we’ve come to love.

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    mkirkwag Premium Member 12 months ago

    Oh, please don’t. Do the opposite – bring the daily strip back!

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    mi_sbs  12 months ago

    “to be continued” so its not over yet. Here’s hoping this was just a nightmare.

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    Prescott_Philosopher   12 months ago

    This reminds me of a Star Trek, the Next Generation, there was a character on the Holo deck who understood he was fictional, and when Picard left he was likely to disappear. Wink out of existence

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    daisypekin01  12 months ago

    Nooo-ooo!!!

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    donwestonmysteries  12 months ago

    All comments aside, we’ll have to wait a week to find out. Talk about a cliffhanger.

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    Dan Tooker  12 months ago

    Re-runs are here at GoComics. Go to https://www.gocomics.com/stone-soup-classics/2020/06/14?ct=v&cti=1171898

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    DebraSalitra  12 months ago

    Please don’t stop the strip

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    tracybsmith  12 months ago

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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    lawelsh1129  12 months ago

    OH NO!!!

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    soogan  12 months ago

    Don’t even kid! I would miss everyone so much.

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    Robert Nowall Premium Member 12 months ago

    Well, if it has reached the end…it hasn’t been the same since the dailies stopped.

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    ValancyCarmody Premium Member 12 months ago

    Please, please, NO!

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    ag agent  12 months ago

    I hope it isn’t ending

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    bigal666  12 months ago

    Sure would be nice to have one arc set 15 years in the future.

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    tcayer  12 months ago

    I guess once a week is too much…

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    JeffDuncan1  12 months ago

    The latter, I hope…

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    Stonesoup1  12 months ago

    NOOOOO! Don’t leave us!

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    ancientone Premium Member 12 months ago

    I sure hope Stone Soup won’t go stone cold… I love this comic and the great set of characters

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    Scudding  12 months ago

    25 years is a great run for one of the all time best comics.

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    maureenmck Premium Member 12 months ago

    Who’s Evie?

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    Jayneknox  12 months ago

    Aw!

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    carpediem329  12 months ago

    This is my favorite strip!

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    oakie817  12 months ago

    aw

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    pamela welch Premium Member 12 months ago

    Oh nooooo — I will really miss this family; been following it for the past 20+ years. I didn’t realize that she’s almost 70 years old; so I completely understand her wanting to call it a day. Still … Wahhhhh.

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    WCraft Premium Member 12 months ago

    I’m too new here to understand what is happening. But obviously, some people are pretty upset.

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    TheDadSnorlax Premium Member 12 months ago

    2020 Has stunk in so many ways….

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member 12 months ago

    https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/06/14/rumors-are-running-rampant/

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    Carolyn Cherry  12 months ago

    No!!!!!!!

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    paullp Premium Member 12 months ago

    If this is the announcement of her retirement, it’s the cleverest I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait for next week’s installment.

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    rgcviper  12 months ago

    I hate to think that Stone Soup may be ending after all these years. However, I respect Jan’s decision either way. I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for next week …

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    nomad  12 months ago

    Handing it over hasn’t worked so well for Heart of the City…

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    Black76Manta  12 months ago

    Please make it all just a nightmare

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    uptowngirlct  12 months ago

    The strip is 25 years old in November so my guess is that is when she’s retiring. I hope she flashes forward the next few weeks and lets us know how everyone’s lives turned out!

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    Jimmyk939  12 months ago

    Cue the theme from “Dragnet”

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    hdcanterbelle Premium Member 12 months ago

    Tis, sad. one hopes you have a great retirement…and your characters live on in some fashion

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member 12 months ago

    OK now I’m scared

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    betseytacy  12 months ago

    I don’t understand why most everyone is talking about a different strip instead of this one!

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member 12 months ago

    When she cut back to Sunday-only strips, I figured t was only a matter of time until she called it “Done.” I’m assuming that is what this is. I appreciate the part of yourself you have shared with us. Thank you.

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    ScretWitch  12 months ago

    From her Facebook today:Dear gentle readers…For those of you who saw this Sunday’s strip, I know you can see that I have decided to retire Stone Soup. I can’t imagine turning the strip, which is so personal to me, over to anyone else, and my syndicate is not planning on running reruns. The last Stone Soup strip will appear on July 26, when I will officially jump off the funny pages. My book collections will still be available for a while (Amazon and elsewhere) and GoComics will be running Stone Soup Classics for a long long time.

    https://www.gocomics.com/stone-soup-classics/2020/06/15

    Years ago, when I was still an aspiring cartoonist, I photocopied one of my strips, reducing it to the size of the other cartoons on the funny page, and pasted it there as a way to visualize my someday success. I have always felt so fortunate to be part of this amazing world, to have such a wonderful, enjoyable career. It will be as strange for me to see the funny pages without Stone Soup as it will be for you.

    But… after a late start (I was 45 when is finally got syndicated) my 25 wonderful years in cartooning have brought me to a very “wise” age, and I am ready to be completely free of deadlines, obligations, and schedules. As many of you know I love to travel and if COVID ever gets beaten back I intend to do quite a bit more. I have family and friends all over the world, a wonderful group of cartoon friends in South Africa, and a bizarre love of long-haul plane flights. Look out world, here I come!

    I hope I can find a way to tell you all how much I appreciate you. Your support and love of my work, my characters, and my perspective has been a huge gift. Thank you. Thank you for the privilege of entertaining you. Thank you for the love. Thank you for everything!

    Stay safe. Wear a mask. Be kind.

    — Jan

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    bhgiz53  12 months ago

    Gonna miss this family

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    SandyRoss- Premium Member 12 months ago

    https://www.stonesoupcartoons.com/ She is retiring. :( I’ve enjoyed this comic over the years! Enjoy your retirement Jan!

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    FunnyPageLover  12 months ago

    Noooooo…….

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    FunnyPageLover  12 months ago

    https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/06/15/jan-eliot-retires-stone-soup-ends/

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    Blue Owl  12 months ago

    https://www.stonesoupcartoons.com/2020/06/dear-gentle-readers.html

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    HollyStone  12 months ago

    July 26th will be her last comic ={

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    deanhmcdonald  12 months ago

    Have immensely enjoyed your work Jan. You retired about the same time I did so I’m not surprise that you’re completing it now. Go with much love.

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    ag agent  12 months ago

    Dailycartoonist.cim says she is retiring and the last strip is July 26.

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    chriscc63  12 months ago

    wait, what?

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    chriscc63  12 months ago

    First “Retail” and now “Stone Soup”?! darn

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    rgcviper  12 months ago

    Very sorry to hear “Stone Soup” will be ending. However, it’s had a great run, and we still have a while before the big finale …

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    dknutson01  12 months ago

    She’s retiring and ending the strip.

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 12 months ago

    uh oh

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    DebraSalitra  12 months ago

    retiring

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    donwestonmysteries  12 months ago

    Yeah, Jan announced on Facebook she’s retiring and no one will be taking over. No reruns either. You still have Stone Soup Classics, which I started following on Go comics when she went to once a week.

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    Hoosier Poet  12 months ago

    To be continued… When? Today was Sunday, and no strip.

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    Sue Ellen  12 months ago

    No. Not another one. I’ve already lost “Retail” and “Pajama Diaries.” You’re taking the fun out of the funny papers!

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 11 months ago

    I’d be sad to see either you or the strip go Jan

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