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Chuck Ayers creates strip to promote Heisman Trophy candidate Dri Archer

Chuck Ayer comic about Dri Archer

Kent State hired Crankshaft and Funky Winkerbean cartoonist Chuck Ayers to create a comic to help promote their Heisman Trophy candidate Dri Archer. Chuck is a 1971 Kent State alum.

From Yahoo Sports:

Schools are looking for more and more unique ways to prop up Heisman candidates to get exposure. Kent State is no exception.
“All the credit goes to them. I really had nothing to do with the initial planning part,” Ayers said. “Somehow they hit upon sort of a superhero approach, and being a Kent graduate and a cartoonist my name came up. They got in touch with me and asked me if I’d be interested, and I said that sounds great. That’s basically how I got involved; I just got asked.”

The first strip was sent out via Twitter with another being released Aug. 21. More “The Archer” comic strips are coming. A second one is scheduled to be released Aug. 21.

You can see the full comic at the Record Courier.

Community Comments

#1 Dennis Menacio
August/19/2013
@ 1:45 pm

It was a headline story on espn.com too

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