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Soup to Nutz celebrates ten years in syndication

Rick Stromoski is celebrating 10 years in syndication with his comic strip Soup to Nutz.

Soup to Nutz features a family that is a far cry from the Cleavers, the Waltons or the Bradys. But you’ll undoubtedly recognize them anyway. Most likely, they’re a lot like the family you grew up in … where the battle for the last chicken leg is comparable to the Battle of Bull Run, sibling rivalry is an understatement, and family values usually refers to a coupon book.

The strip stars hard-working Roy Nutz, his loving wife Pat, and their battling brood – sons Roy-boy and Andrew, daughter Babs and rambunctious dog Rosco.

Thinking up storylines involving hilarious family antics and fighting siblings aren’t much of a stretch for Stromoski, who, as the seventh of 12 children, only needs to draw on his own upbringing for inspiration.

Regarding the anniversary, Rick says:

For the past decade, I have been fortunate to be able to do what I love…to draw silly pictures of my childhood while sitting at home in my underpants, eating donuts

Community Comments

#1 Bob Weber Jr.
March/30/2010
@ 10:36 am

Congratulations, Rick!!

#2 Paul Jon Boscacci
March/30/2010
@ 10:45 am

Rickets, you ROCK!! Let’s go for another 10 years, bud!!

#3 Mike Cope
March/30/2010
@ 10:51 am

Congrats, Rick!

#4 Bucky Jones
March/30/2010
@ 11:09 am

Congratulations, Rick! Still wish you’d feature that liar character more. What was his name?

#5 John Read
March/30/2010
@ 11:13 am

Sure would like to see a 10-year Anniversary Commemorative Collection published!
Love the soup you serve, Rick.

#6 Tom Stemmle
March/30/2010
@ 11:22 am

Congratulations Rick! I raise my glass to you, and wish for you at least another 10 plus!

#7 Scott Lincoln
March/30/2010
@ 1:24 pm

Congrats, Rick!

#8 Larry Levine
March/30/2010
@ 2:05 pm

Congratulations, Rick!!

#9 Dave Krainacker
March/30/2010
@ 9:56 pm

Congratulations Rick! As a reader I have enjoyed your comic immensely. I think my all time favorite is one that came out this past December, just before Christmas. Andrew is praying for a pony. On Christmas morning, he only gets a stuffed pony, but he is ecstatic! The true spirit of Christmas. Heres to another ten years.

#10 Eddie Pittman
March/30/2010
@ 11:19 pm

Congratulations Rick! But, please, put on some pants!

#11 Rich Diesslin
March/30/2010
@ 11:46 pm

Congrats Rick. TMI on the sitting around at home though! ;)

#12 Steve McGarry
March/31/2010
@ 2:31 am

Soup to Nutz is ten years old? Wow … I wonder how old that makes the gags?

#13 Stacy Curtis
March/31/2010
@ 12:37 pm

Little known fact: Rick draws the comic strip in his underpants, which is how he came about its name, Soup to Nuts.

Congrats on 10 years, Rick!

#14 John Read
March/31/2010
@ 1:36 pm

I guess that explains where Terri Libenson’s strip got its name.

#15 John Read
March/31/2010
@ 1:38 pm

And let’s remember, everyone, that this is an all-ages forum, so no comments about Morrie Turner’s “Wee Pals.”

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