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Lum and Abner heading to Hot Springs, iPhone

By: 2 December 2011 One Comment

We at First Arkansas News are pleased as punch to announce that our Lum and Abner comic strip has been picked up by The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs.

The Sentinel-Record has agreed to run 10 Lum and Abner strips and then determine if there is enough interest among readers to keep the series rolling for longer than that. We do hope the series remains in the Sentinel-Record as the significance of that city to the old time radio franchise is clear enough — Chet Lauck and Tuffy Goff started their program in that city and the series went nationwide from there. Besides, Lauck’s son — Chester Lauck, Jr. — still lives in Hot Springs and we do hope he enjoys the strip in his local newspaper.

While we do believe the fine folks at the Sentinel-Record will keep the series going after it’s initial 10-strip run, we are asking fans of the strip down there to let the newspaper know they appreciate seeing the strip in print in Hot Springs. Click here for the various ways to contact the newspaper.

The strip is already running in the Mena Star, Saline Courier in Benton and The Standard in Amity. We’re happy to add Hot Springs to that list of papers and are proud to see the strip included in four Arkansas print publications — not bad for a project that started in June.

And, yes, Lum and Abner are coming to the iPhone, too. Spiff up your smartphone with an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3G cover from our Lum and Abner Store. You’ve got three different cases and various colors to choose from, so customize like crazy. We’ve added a couple of other dandy products at the store (a new tee shirt, a calendar for the laughably low price of $5.99 and a laptop skin), so make sure to click here and see what’s new.

Of course, click here to check out the latest Lum and Abner strip, here to visit our much appreciated sponsors or here to find out how to become a sponsor. Remember — sponsors are critical to the success of this strip. Our agreement with the Laucks is that we compensate them for their kind permission to let us keep using the Lum and Abner characters, and a lack of revenue is a real problem under that arrangement. When groups and individuals sponsor the strip, publications pay to run the strip or people purchase items from the Lum and Abner Store, that revenue stream keeps flowing.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.

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