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No lie, Little Fibbs is coming to an end (Updated…again)
For a feature built upon tall-tales, the story line this week has been the truth. Hollis Brown and Wes Hargis have decided to end the strip.Â Starting Monday, the strip has featured its characters talking about the impending end of the strip – even making fun of it’s attempt to reinvent it’s premise in June.Â According to Rose M. McAllister, Marketing Manager at King Features, the two cartoonists have terminated the strip due to lack of subscribing newspapers.
Little Fibbs was launched in September of 2004 entitled Franklin Fibbs.Â Earlier this year, the feature was renamed and changed its premise from that of an older gentleman who spun tall tales to that of a young boy with a big imagination.
UPDATE: The last daily strip runs this Saturday (Oct 8) and the last Sunday is, well, this Sunday (Oct. 9).
UPDATE: When I spoke with Rose yesterday, I asked her how many papers ‘Fibbs’ was in currently and perhaps at the peak of its run.Â She responded back today that ‘Fibbs’ had maintained about a dozen papers throughout its two year span. With those numbers, it’s not that hard to see why continuing the feature would have been difficult.