The strip has been compared with "The Far Side," and has become popular enough in Europe that it forms the core of a comedy empire its creators built that also includes a website and an animated sitcom, "The Pandas."
"Wumo" replaces "Brevity," the strip readers chose from a list of five comics we offered as potential candidates to drop to make way for "Wumo."
More than 1,500 weighed in in emails or by calling a number we set up. And while slightly more readers said we should drop "Mary Worth" than recommended we drop "Brevity," "Mary Worth," also has far more devoted fans who pleaded with us not to drop it than did "Brevity."
You can read more about the results of our survey here.
For its part, the challenge now for "Wumo's" creators is to live up to the hype surrounding its introduction in the United States.
In an interview with The Tribune's Scott Pierce, Wulff acknowledged differences between American and European humor.
"But what we strive to do is to create a particular sense of humor that transcends the local aspect," he said. "We have fans from all over the world Europe, the U.S. Asia, Brazil, all sorts of places so we wouldn't call our strip something that is bound to a specific geographical location or culture."
Readers now get to decide whether "Wumo's" creators accomplish that goal. Read the new strip for a week or two and let us know what you think.