'CATHY'S' FAREWELL: Video pays tribute as Guisewite ends her strip's 34-year run Sunday
"Cathy" creator Cathy Guisewite told Comic Riffs in August that she had no idea what her final strip would be. "After all these years," she said, "I still can't think more than two weeks ahead."
On Sunday, the world will learn what Guisewite decided, as her Reuben- and Emmy-winning "Cathy" ends its 34-year run in the funnies.
At its commercial peak, the strip was said to be syndicated to roughly 1,400 newspapers. But upon turning 60, with a daughter finishing high school, Guisewite said she knew it was time to end "Cathy," which soon after its '70s launch became a superstar strip.
As she retires the feature -- consigning all those shoes and bikinis and chocolate boxes to the comics closet forever -- Guisewite classily gifted employees at Andrews McMeel / Universal UClick with her original art, fellow creator Bill Amend said.
Universal returns the love with this tribute video:
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