Funny busi­ness

Cape Bre­ton Post chang­ing comics with new Pause and Play page.

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE - Carl Flem­ing Man­ag­ing Editor Cape Bre­ton Post

Dear Reader, We have had some fun with your fun­nies pages! As you will re­call we asked you, and other read­ers across the Transcon­ti­nen­tal group of news­pa­pers, which in­cludes the Cape Bre­ton Post, to help us choose a slate of 10 comics from a large se­lec­tion of op­tions. And you told us. Thank you to all who par­tic­i­pated in our polling. We also puz­zled over our puzzles — and we found the so­lu­tion!

To­day, we start anew with Pause and Play page (see B8), which we hope you will en­joy.

Some fun and games takes a bit of time to get used to, so we are ask­ing you to take the com­ing days to di­gest the changes. On Satur­day, we will also have a re­freshed ros­ter of comics and puzzles.

This is all in lead up to the launch of a mas­sive fun and games sec­tion on our web and mo­bile sites. More news on that to come, so stay tuned!

You may ask how we came to our de­ci­sions and what read­ers had to say. Here are some points we would like to share:

• We used the used top five comics as se­lected by read­ers.

• We con­sulted ex­perts to an­a­lyze na­tional and in­ter­na­tional pop­u­lar­ity of comics.

• We split the choices evenly be­tween so-called “legacy” and “con­tem­po­rary” ti­tles. There are many new voices out there and we wanted to share. Some comics, like For Bet­ter or For Worse, had been in re-runs for more than seven years. We chose to bring you fresh laughs in­stead. We have in­cluded Be­tween Friends be­cause it’s a won­der­ful strip by Cana­dian San­dra Bell Lundy. The list is very fam­ily-ori­ented, which is matches our reader pro­files.

• The new comics list in­cludes Blondie, Hagar, Zits, Fam­ily Cir­cus, Hi & Lois, Baby Blues, Mother Goose, Dustin, Bizarro and Be­tween Friends.

Our list of puzzles in­cludes the Daily Crossword puz­zle, Su­doku, Word Sleuth and Jum­ble, as well as your Cana­dian Bridge game and the Daily Horo­scope.

We hope you en­joy and we

welcome your feed­back.

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