News Corp: Don’t Kill Comics. Overturn decision to axe comic strips in Australian papers

News Corp: Don’t Kill Comics. Overturn decision to axe comic strips in Australian papers

0 have signed. Let’s get to 7,500!
At 7,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get a reaction from the decision maker!
Sean Leahy started this petition

News Corp Australia has announced it will be dropping cartoon strips from all its mastheads from September 11. As a cartoonist for the Courier Mail since 1985, this decision to cancel comic strips has come as a big blow to me and others.

I’m calling on News Corp to reverse their decision to axe comic strips or at least digitalise comics and publish them on its online pages.

Since they aren’t online, we don’t have the statistics to justify their continual. Comics have been the way for young readers to get introduced to the daily news cycle. It’s a beloved tradition amongst kids and families to rifle through papers to read the day's fun comic.

It really doesn’t cost newspapers much to run them, why won’t they keep them digitally? Whereas many artists would be left without a steady income after this decision.

The US continues to publish large supplements of comic strips with dozens of pages of cartoons. We should trial a digitized version of comic strips.

If you’ve ever enjoyed a comic strip in a newspaper, please sign and share this petition to support cartoonists.

0 have signed. Let’s get to 7,500!
At 7,500 signatures, this petition is more likely to get a reaction from the decision maker!