"It's kind of painful," said cartoonist Ted Slampyak, who started drawing Annie, Sandy and Daddy Warbucks six years ago. "It's almost like mourning the loss of a friend."
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Tribune Media Services reluctantly decided to cancel the cartoon, which was running in less than 20 newspapers - including The News.
A generous doff of the TDOY chapeau to Bill “You kids-with-no-eyeballs stay off my lawn” Crider, who posted a similar story here.