February 9, 2013 3:58 PM Subscribe
The degeneration of the newspaper comic strip in one handy picture
posted by MartinWisse (63 comments total)
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.Comic strip shrinkage
is not a new problem. Newspaper comics have been slowly shrinking for decades, no longer being the draw they used to be before WWII while circulation drops led to cost cutting measures. Cartoons are expensive, certainly in comparison with the rest of the newspaper and hence they needed to shrink, with the end result being that 6 modern strips can fit into one pre-WWII one...