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'Garfield' Creator Discusses Future Of Newspaper Comics
Updated May 5, 2013 12:06 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(UNDATED) - Garfield Creator Jim Davis says newspapers are fighting for survival today because they've failed to attract the younger video-oriented audience.

Davis says the comics are making the transition from newspapers to video via the internet.

The daily Garfield strip appears in color on Garfield's website. Many comics can be e-mailed to your PC or mobile device every day.

Davis says there are many talented upcoming cartoonists who've bypassed newspaper syndication entirely. They publish their comics online themselves and manage to attract a following.

He says it's unfortunate that newspapers are fading away because a recent study showed most comics readers learned to read by looking at the comics. Half had the comics read to them by a parent while the other half just looked at the pictures until they could figure out the words.

Davis says it takes a little higher than average intelligence to enjoy most comics.

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