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Dustin strip passes 100 client papers
Congrats to Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker whose recently launched Dustin has quickly jumped to the “more than 100 newspapers” category.
From the press release:
“Dustin is the most successful new comic to be introduced into syndication in recent years,” said George Haeberlein, King Features vice president, worldwide syndication sales. “It has been appearing in newspapers for only a few short weeks, and we have surpassed our first sales target. We’ve added 110 newspapers to the client list. That’s great news.”
“It’s very encouraging that newspaper editors andreaders have embraced Dustin,” said King Features comics editor Brendan Burford. “Our cartoonists report that the e-mails they have received from fans since Dustin has been in syndication have expressed that the comic strip is a welcome addition to the newspaper pages and that it is good to read a strip about issues that are relevant to their lives – and, of course, getting a good chuckle out of it is great, too. The comics have always offered a pithy commentary on our society and it is evident that in Dustin, the creative team of Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker has its finger firmly on the pulse on life in America today.”