‘Lum and Abner’ headed to Mena
We see that as a pretty major development for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s great that Lum and Abner fans in that part of the state can pick up the comic strip in print. Second, we’re negotiating to add the strip to other papers, but were really interested in having a presence in Mena — Lum and Abner developers Chet Lauck and Norris “Tuffy” Goff are from there, after all, so it makes sense to have those characters in print over there.
We know a lot of First Arkansas News readers and Lum and Abner fans requested that the strip appear in the Mena Star, so we thank them for our efforts. Naturally, we’re thrilled that the good people at the Star have agreed to run the strip.
We hope to announce the inclusion of the comic strip in other newspapers in the near future. Stay tuned!
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