GIL Returns to Providence Journal Sunday Comics Page


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.

From The Providence Journal:

“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 GIL’s return! To everyone who contacted The Journal to tell them how much you miss GIL, my sincere thanks.

Today’s GIL comic is dedicated to you, Rhode Island!

…and Mothers of course.

The Story of Cooper’s Lounge

For new readers who may not know about “Cooper’s Lounge” and “The Sanzen,” here are some links to the backstory.

First appearance of Cooper’s Lounge

Story about Cooper’s arch nemesis Keith Sanzen taking over Cooper’s Lounge

If you’re visiting for the first time, the entire run of RETAIL is archived on this site all the way back to the very first strip that ran on January 1, 2006. Feel free to read them all!