Daddy Todd wrote:
Right, I'm just expressing surprise that they would commission the strip without first making sure they had a place to run it in their own newspaper. But businesses make odd decisions all the time, so I guess being surprised is just an example of my naivete.
And sometimes businesses that have the same name are not the same business, just related ones. The LA Times Syndicate started as a department of the LA Times
, but it grew beyond that. It's the same as how not every show produced by CBS Studios (formerly Paramount Television) is broadcast on CBS -- because the shared name just means the companies share a common owner or origin, not that they're a single company.