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Editorial cartoonist Ed Stein to release webcomic

Last August, Ed Stein announced he was ending his long-running strip Freshly Squeezed (which was an extension of Denver Square) and hinted that he was gearing up for another project. Yesterday he posted news that the new project was a webcomic.

From Ed:

In the next few weeks (I hope) I?ll launch the first installments of Sleeper Ave, a web comic about?well, lot?s of things?but based primarily on my memories of growing up in a small town in central Texas during a time of enormous social change in America.

Part of the fun of doing a project like this is building an audience. So, if you like my work, spread the word. Here?s a peek at one of the drawings from the first story:

Here’s a sample image that he’s released:

Community Comments

#1 Randy Glasbergen
October/10/2014
@ 11:40 am

Best wishes with the new webcomic, Ed! I’ve been a fan and follower of Freshly Squeezed for quite some time, so I’m looking forward to your new work!

There’s been plenty of discussion about the economics of webcomics. I assume you want to make some money from this venture. I hope you don’t mind me asking what sort of business model you’ll be following…subscriptions, donations, advertising, something else?

Randy G

#2 Ed Stein
October/11/2014
@ 8:27 am

Thanks, Randy. Yeah, one of the reasons I’m doing this is to see if I can crack the code for making a few bucks from cartooning without the support of a newspaper or syndicate. About the only thing I’ve ruled out is a subscription model, which may be the fasted way to a little money but severely limits audience. I want as many readers as possible. I’m still working on the business model. Building audience is the first task; the rest, I’m hoping, will become apparent as I go along.

#3 Samuel Fox
December/18/2014
@ 2:18 pm

Great Idea ! Sam Fox

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