Curtains for Little Orphan Annie

LPAnnie Another slice of Americana will soon slide into history with the demise of the beloved comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie.’

Why is the strip being pulled? Steve Tippie, vice-president, licensing  new markets development for Tribune Media Services, said that the number of newspapers carrying Annie has diminished over the years.

The decision was reported yesterday in the Wall Street Journal.

“It reached a point where the costs of paying an artist and a writer a decent salary for high quality work plus the production costs of preparing the strip for distribution outweighed the revenue from syndication,” said Tippie. Continue reading