Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Christmas in Toyland, Day 3
I've always assumed that copyright removal was a rather absurd attempt to give readers the impression that all this stuff was produced by their local paper (remember the Omaha Bee, where every strip had a creator byline that read "Drawn for the Bee by "insert name"?). There are also those annoying papers that remove all the dates from their strips. Sometimes this was done for a somewhat decent reason -- they were running stuff late and didn't want to broadcast the fact -- but I think others did it because they felt the dates were a matter for internal record-keeping and should be removed so as not to mar the pristine beauty of the art (oh, except that for that big unexplained hole where it got scratched off).
-- Allan, King of Unciteable Factoids