Now that cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is pulling the plug on her nationally syndicated comic strip "Cathy," what might replace it at the L.A. Times?
We recommend the return of "Sally Forth" -- the slightly edgy strip written by Francesco Marciuliano. You may remember that fans of the strip bombarded the paper last year after L.A. Times' features editor dumped "Sally Forth" for no apparent reason.
Now's a chance to correct that wrong -- and replace "Cathy" with a humorous strip with a professional female lead (one who's not trying on too-tight swimsuits on a regular basis).
As for Guisewite, she explained her departure to the AP:
Guisewite, 59, said she chose to end the largely autobiographical comic strip because she wanted more time with her 18-year-old daughter and her parents and because "other personal deadlines started becoming more pressing for me than the newspaper ones."
The strip, which launched in 1976, publishes for a last time on Sunday, Oct. 3.