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Shhhh! Creators Launches Scary Gary
posted June 17, 2008
 

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I rarely run publishing news from the comic strip syndicates, mostly because they almost never tell anyone anything about their new launches -- at least not new media. This always struck me as odd if not outright counter-productive. I don't think I read a single thing about Keith Knight's new strip until a local paper announced its arrival in their pages. It could be that the syndicate PR people want to conserve their media exposure, restricting it to local markets when a strip debuts. Without their insistence on coverage, sometimes it's easy to gather this information ahead of time, and sometimes it's difficult. Anyway, this is Creators Syndicate's new offering, Scary Gary from Meatloaf Night creator Mark Buford. It launches today. I think Meatloaf Night was almost ten years ago now, which is kind of interesting in itself. Also, Scary Gary may suffer during its initial launch from strips being accommodated for Doonesbury hiatus try-out runs, although I can't see that being a huge factor.