In a letter to his clients he writes:
"I'm making this decision for a variety of reasons, but mainly because I want to do other things besides be a cartoonist."Who would want to do other things besides be a cartoonist? oh well.
Update: The Comics Reporter points way to this piece, which quotes Gurewitch as saying the strip will continue and be produced at "undetermined intervals."
In other news, some magazine names cartoonist Mr.Fish as one of ten people to watch this election cycle. While I caution against listening to the top ten lists of men's magazines, you really should be reading his comics.