Webcomic artist Rich Stevens announced last week that in August he will end his experiment with newspaper syndication, though the strip will still run online. The cause? Apparently newspapers don’t bring in enough money to justify the extra cost in time and money. An interview in Fleen offers more details:
Fleen: What was the prime factor in deciding to quit?
Stevens: Not to sound like a jerk, but time and money. I was (currently still am) spending 12+ hours a day 5.5 days a week keeping my business afloat and doing 12 comics a week. My website and merch were a little over 90% of my gross income last year. When the workload starting making me sicker and fatter, it was pretty much a no-brainer which job had to go.
The last print DS will run Aug. 10. (links via Daily Cartoonist)