Here's a nice article about the strip:
OFFBEAT: Cul de Sac comic ends as homage to 'dying yet mighty art form'
By Philip Potempa firstname.lastname@example.org,
September 24 2012
and a podcast about the strip's end:
Tim Young, and Tom Spurgeon.
#331 The End of the Road for "Cul de Sac"
Deconstructing Comics podcast September 17th, 2012.
The Post is going with a new strip by Mike Lester:
'Mike du Jour' coming to The Post.
By Michael Cavna,
Washington Post September 24 2012
Snuggle up to The Star's newest comic strip, 'Pooch Cafe'
Comic strip, about more than just dogs, debuts in FYI Monday.
By TIM ENGLE
The Kansas City Star 2012-09-23
'Big Nate' replacing discontinued 'Cul de Sac' strip
Daily Progress September 23 2012
"Baby Blues" comic strip debuts in News-Review
News-Review September 24, 2012
and Jimmy Delach has started summarizing statistics:
Which comic strips are trending after Cul de Sac retirement
by Alan Gardner
Daily Cartoonist September 24, 2012