I have several friends that have spent time in the newspaper industry who love the rush of reporting on national news or from the local sports fields. For decades (and in some cases, centuries), writers, editors, illustrators and photographers have all been a part of sharing the day's stories and community happenings with society. Our business -- the comics and publishing industry -- has been a key part of this experience by providing what I like to call a "gateway drug" into a lifelong addiction to reading and storytelling with "the Sunday funnies."
We take a lot of pride in GoComics' technological advances on our site, in our social media outreach and in the mobile world (news coming soon! Shh….). However, as a side effect to the technological transition, fewer people are picking up "the paper" on a regular basis. Especially children.
Earlier this week, I got a message from a close friend who wrote for our college newspaper and still works in journalism. She shared that she's continuing the tradition of having inky fingers after holding tight to a favorite article on newsprint or gripping and laughing at the colorful comic pages. The picture above says it all. Plus, what a super-cute kid.
Here's to my friend Ginna for passing along the love and laughs in "the funnies" to another generation. If you didn't know, our blog team gets together every Monday AM and posts our favorite Sunday funnies from the previous day. Bookmark us and check the blog on Mondays.