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January 24, 2005

Kansas City Star Drops PvP?

The on-line comics hub Comixpedia picked up on this message board thread that indicates the Kansas City Star may have dropped its print publication of Scott Kurtz's popular webfeature PvP.

This becomes noteworthy in that Kurtz was offering the strip to the paper for free, utilizing a self-syndication model that sees the appearance in newspapers as an opportunity to market and license the feature rather than as a chance to be paid. Also, since conventional wisdom in the strip world says that feedback from readers upon a strip's dismissal may be the single most important factor in a feature's long-term survival, it should be interesting to see if that holds true with Kurtz's passionate fanbase perhaps making their case to editors.

Kurtz also publishes compilations of his strip in print form through Image Comics.
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