Popular Comic Strip “Cathy” to Shut Down in October
Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the popular comic strip “Cathy,” plans to retire this October.
The first “Cathy” ran in 1976. The strip based on the life and challenges of a single girl who finally married in 2005, became so popular that Guisewite received both Emmy and Reuben Awards.
“Cathy” appeared in 1,400 newspapers worldwide and will certainly be missed by its millions of loyal fans.
Guisite said in the following statement: “I’m facing some personal deadlines whose requirements simply exceed my ability to procrastinate any longer: an 18-year-old daughter who needs a full-time mom to help her through her last year of high school and beyond … beloved parents I want to be able to visit more often … and a creative biological clock, which is urging me to try something else while I can.”
According to The Los Angeles Times, after 34 years, the final daily “Cathy” will run Oct. 2, with the final Sunday strip following Oct. 3.