Chicago Tribune Changing Sunday Comics to Tabloid Format

So I reading about the last season of BSG last Sunday, and I notice this on the inside cover of the Trib’s TV Week:

Starting next Sunday, TV Week is becoming The Guide to TV and the Internet, with fresher TV listings, more channel listings and more color. And tucked inside The Guide will be your favorite color comics in an easier-to-scan tabloid format. Plus you’ll get our experts’ and readers’ advice about the best sites on the internet, including those on and elsewhere.

Here are the details:

In our more up-to-date listings grids, you’ll find nine new cable channels, plus color coding that will instantly guide you to movies, sports, news/talk, and our Best Bets.

In Comics, which will be a pullout section inside The Guide, Chicago’s best comics and puzzles – now including the popular TV jumble – will be easier to hold ad share among the entire family.

Each week in our guide to the internet, we will cut through the jungle of millions of sites to the best ones as determined by Tribune experts and readers like you. Each week, we’ll offer different topics for time-saving surfing.

Look for it next Sunday in the same spot you’ve been finding TV Week.

From the look of the graphic, it looks like The Guide is gonna be sized like Parade or the Trib’s weekly local news mag.

Interesting huh? I’ll post some pics next week of the new comics section.

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Webcomics’ Impact

Weighing in at 162 comments so far, The Daily Cartoonist’s recent post, Ted Rall, Rich Stevens, others debate webcomic impact on cartooning, is one of the best conversations I’d read or been a part of as far as the “freeconomics” (Chris Anderson’s word from Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business, another great piece on the subject) of cartoons online.

There’s a lot to digest, and a fair amount of snark and vitriol at the start, but it’s well worth your time.

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