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Monday, May 31, 2010

The End of George & Lynne

With the recent rush of work and then the news of the house move, I managed to miss the announcement in The Sun on 15 May that their long-running George & Lynne strip was coming to an end. Here's a screen grab of the original story...

The strip had a long and illustrious career in the newspaper. Launched in 1976, the strip was for the most part written and drawn by Conrad Frost and Josep Gual, although the original artist was John M. Burns (1976-82). The daily gag strip featured a young suburban couple and was notable for its unashamed nudity. In recent years the strip has built up an almost cult following, and even spawned its own websites, notably the George and Lynne Explained blog.  George & Lynne continues to appear on The Sun's website.

Replacing George & Lynne is a new strip featuring Wallace & Gromit, and a second new strip was recently added, a 3D CG strip entitled Shadows, the paper's first such strip since the departure of Striker in October 2009.

(* Illustrations © News Group Newspapers.)

1 comment:

  1. George & Lynn hasn't been the same since Conrad Frost passed away - though Gual's artwork has always been nice. I'm not a huge fan of CG artwork as a rule but I'm quite excited by Shadows - if for no other reason than its a new non-humour, non-footie strip and I can't remember the last time we had one of those!