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HeartbreAACK: Cathy Comic Strip Ending After 34 Years

Those seeking wisdom about chocolate’s dual role as emotional support and fattener will have one less source of counsel to turn to as of Sunday, October 3: On that day, beloved comic strip Cathy will be ending its 34-year run, forever.


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Cathy Guisewite, the strip’s creator, said Wednesday that deciding to end the comic strip was “excruciating.” The comic has won several awards, including a 1992 National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 1987, and at its height appeared in 1,400 papers.

“It’s just been really unbelievably agonizing to make the decision,” Guisewite said in a telephone interview from her home in the Los Angeles area. “The strip has not only been the most astonishing form of therapy for 34 years, but doing a daily comic strip for the newspaper set a certain rhythm for my life.”

Required viewing: This 30 Rock clip about Cathy‘s uncanny ability to mirror real-life situations.

Required reading: The Comics Curmudgeon’s Cathy coverage.

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