Greg Howard was hoping that Sally Forth's new look would slip by without fanfare, except maybe some approval from those critics who have been telling him for years that his drawing is "stiff" and "amateurish."
No such luck. Since a new artist's renderings of the comic strip began running in newspapers this week, Mr. Howard, his syndicate and the 350 papers, including The Sun, that run "Sally Forth" have been receiving dozens of calls -- and they are overwhelmingly negative.
"I'm real happy that everyone cares," Mr. Howard said on the phone from his Minneapolis studio. "But now I have a dilemma."