The current situation is (and it is in writing to this effect) that I will continue running Little Dee at comics.com until the last day of July. They have requested this as further “development” time.
So Dee will be back to littledee.net on August 1st unless they make an actual offer of syndication.
I wish this gray area of what’s happening wasn’t continuing, but I am still tempted by the carrot they’re dangling.
Okay, here’s where you can help get something good onto the comics pages. It seems that (although curiously, it has not been widely reported) that Cathy Guisewite is handing off writing and/or art duties to a collaborator. From what I can tell, her strip has always metered high in the dump it category of newspaper comic strip polls.
This affords the perfect opportunity to write a polite letter to your local paper’s features editor, asking them to a) move away from a strip that’s gone zombie (that is, moved away from original creator to substitute hacks, a fate recently shared by B.C.), and suggest one that’s both all-ages friendly and amazingly good. Get writin’.