Today’s Sunday Dispatch marks the launch of a new pullout section of Sunday comics and puzzles.
The new section is chock full of new comic strips and puzzles:
• “Mutts,” by Patrick McDonnell, is the story of a dog named Earl and a cat named Mooch. The strip follows Earl and Mooch as they interact with each other, their owners and other animals. Charles Shultz, creator of “Peanuts,” once called “Mutts” one of the best comic strips of all time.
• “Shoe,” by Chris Cassatt, Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly, offers commentary on social and political issues in a less overt way than “Doonesbury.” In 1979, it won the National Cartoonists Society’s prestigious Reuben Award.
• “Curtis,” by Ray Billingsley, follows the story of a school boy. The story line focuses on Curtis’ misadventures, as well as his equal love of food and a diva named Michelle.
• “Popeye,” by Hy Eisman, doubtless needs an introduction. This strip dates back to 1929 and follows the voyages of Popeye, best known for his bulging muscles and affinity for spinach.
Our section also features puzzles for kids and kids at heart: Premier Crossword, Wuzzles, Conceptis Sudoku, Bananagrams, Contact Bridge and Slylock Fox.
While some of these strips will be unfamiliar, they represent the latest step in a partnership between Citivas Media, owner of the Sunday Dispatch, and King Features, which provides syndicated content to newspapers around the world.