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Universal Press posts ‘Maintaining’ samples

Back in October I told you about a new feature that was to debut in January from Universal Press. I noticed that they’ve posted samples of Maintaining on their web site. Maintaining is by Nate Creekmore who has been working on the feature under a development deal since 2004. He won the Charles M. Schulz award for best college cartoonist in 2003 and 2004.

From Universal’s web site:

“Maintaining” was originally published in The Babbler, Creekmore’s college newspaper at Lipscomb University in Nashville where he earned a B.A. in graphic design. The strip follows Marcus, a biracial high school student, whose every-day life experience is relevant, reflective and slightly absurd. The comic strip looks at the oddities of life through Marcus’ eyes.

Community Comments

#1 Charles Brubaker
February/26/2007
@ 4:11 am

According to Nate Creekmore’s website, the strip will debut in newspapers on May.

I think when Nate said it “will launch in January,” he meant that Universal sent promotional materials to newspaper editors on that month.

Nontheless, the strip seems promosing, and I recently wrote to my newspaper’s editor urging them to at least check the strip out. (I did the same with “Cafe con Leche”)

#2 D.D.Degg
February/26/2007
@ 6:01 am

“Infomaniac” is another cartoon feature they have posted samples of recently:
http://www.amuniversal.com/ups/features/infomaniac/index.htm

#3 Norm Feuti
February/26/2007
@ 6:36 am

The samples are funny.

I like the artwork. He has a very unique look.

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