I have good news for the persistent among you who (1) hate the Wumo comic, and (2) long for a TV grid on Sunday that covers the same territory as the daily grids.
Beginning Sunday, as in Oct. 26, the new Sunday grid made its debut in our Coasting section. No more channel surfing necessary. Unless, of course, you approach it as I do, as a treasure hunt on a quest for something more engaging than DuckKardashianQVC hour.
As much as I hate to admit it, I have come to share the view of those who wrote about Wumo. Many said they’d tried. They’d given it time. But it just wasn’t working for them. It didn’t work for me either and never seemed to live up to the samples I saw before signing up for it.
That change will come in November when the Wumo contract expires. It will be replaced by “Betty,” a strip by Gary Delainey and Gerry Rasmussen. The strip is described this way: “Betty is a funny, practical woman seeking to live a happy, meaningful life with her husband and son in the often ridiculous, changing world of today and tomorrow.”
I think that whole “ridiculous, changing world” will resonate with most of us. Here’s to more morning smiles.
About that Readers Gallery
Jim Hultquist of North Myrtle Beach recently wrote: “The photo in the October 13th Readers Gallery purports to be a picture of a double rainbow. However, since the photo is in black and white there obviously is no rainbow. This is just another example of photos that have been published that should not have been. Does any editor actually look at the photos before they are chosen?”
The answer to his question is yes, but. The photo packages are prepared in advance, usually at least a month at a time. When we have a color ad on that page, the photos will appear in color. But we don’t know about the color ads until the night before publication, which is too late in the process to make the swap and still make deadline on the other pages that must be done on deadline.
You can, however, see all the photos in their full-color glory at www.myrtlebeachonline.com/reader-photos/
As always, I appreciate your comments and suggestions. Thanks for reading.