For those who are not familiar with Farley, here is the wikipedia entry for the feature and artist:Farley is a American comic strip written and drawn by Phil Frank, appearing daily (except Saturday) in the San Francisco Chronicle. The strip originally began in 1975 as Travels With Farley, a nationally syndicated strip, but missing the “timeliness and joy of doing local politics” and dissatified with the four-to-six week lead time required of syndication, switched to working exclusive for the Chronicle, enabling him to quickly mine local events — usually overnight — for his satire.Phil collaborates on The Elderberries with Joe Troise.
Ted Rall is celebrating 10 years of syndication with Universal Press where he draws cartoons for over 140 newspapers and also produces a weekly column.
The Daily American (PA) is asking readers to rate the comics. The online article didn’t mention which features they currently run, but listed a few that are not in the current line up that might be picked up if survey results are good: Lio, Non Sequitur, The Pajama Diaries, Stone Soup, and Zits.
Last week, I reported that the 60+ year old comic Mary Worth was getting some attention with a new story line of a potential stalker named Aldo. E&P points out that a humorous video called “Aldo Stalks Mary Worth.” It reminds me of the Benny Hill closing credits, but humorous none the less.
Steve Moore, creator of In the Bleachers, has received the inaugural Certificate of Recognition from the Boston University Athletic Training Program for his “[accuracy] in his portrayal of the athletic training profession.
In case you missed the last Garfield: A Tail of Two Cities movie, you can pick up the DVD which is slated to be released on October 10 according to E&P. The DVD includes unseen footage, a music video, games and a ‘Drawing with Jim Davis” feature.