Happy Mother’s Day! I’m happy to finally be able to announce that GIL has returned. Starting today, GIL has returned as a Sunday-only feature in the Providence Journal.
After receiving a ton of mail from disappointed readers, The ProJo reached out to me and offered to take GIL back to their Sunday comic page.
“Our announcement Jan. 5 that cartoonist Norm Feuti would no longer produce his syndicated comic strip “Gil” brought anguished outcries from hundreds of readers.
They emailed to discuss, many in passionate depth, why the departure of this strip about a chubby young boy with a single mother and a smarter best friend had left them bereft. They talked about the strip’s warmth, mixed with a clearheaded view of childhood, and about each character as though they were old friends. Remarkable in a strip we’d carried for only two years.”
If you’re a fan of GIL living in southern New England, go get yourself today’s ProJo and help usher in his return! To everyone who contacted The Journal to tell them how much you miss GIL, my sincere thanks.
Today’s comic is dedicated to you, Rhode Island!
…and Mothers of course.