Today's color comics pages feature two new, but familiar, strips: "Baby Blues" and "Big Nate."
Both are making their debut on our Sunday pages, but both are regulars in our Monday-through-Saturday comics pages.
"Baby Blues" follows the adventures and misadventures of the MacPherson family, in which beleaguered parents Darryl and Wanda try to keep up with three rambunctious kids. The strip, produced by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, is carried by 850 newspapers worldwide. There are 18 "Baby Blues" books in print.
"Big Nate" centers on Nate Wright, an 11-year-old who holds his school's record for detentions, but who is really a misunderstood sixth-grade Renaissance Man. The strip's creator, Lincoln Peirce, also has produced more than 20 books and collections of his "Big Nate" cartoons, which first published in 1991.
The new strips replace "For Better or Worse," which are now entirely reruns, and "Frank and Ernest."