Campaign launched to save the DFC

A campaign has been launched to save the DFC, the weekly kids’ comic which is preparing to close on March 27, if a buyer cannot be found.

A website called Save the DFC has been started by Barnaby Gunning, an architect who describes himself as a “parent of two DFC-loving kids”. He is trying to raise funds to stage a “subscriber buy-out” of the DFC and is asking people to pledge a sum of money to take part.

The DFC was launched last May by the publisher Random House. Earlier this month, Random House said that “in the current economic climate, we have decided that the DFC is not commercially viable within our organisation”.

On the website, Mr Gunning says: “The DFC is passionately adored by its readers and with a bit of love and care and a lot of evangelism it could build a much bigger subscriber base, perhaps not existing solely as a wonderfully printed artefact in the UK, but reaching out over the interweb to small comic lovers everywhere. Kids love comics and if you love your kids, they will love you for saving the DFC.”

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