Matt Janz’ Single and Looking will be coming to an end this Sunday. On his web site Matt writes that he’s pulling the feature due to lack of client newspapers.
The infamous name change from “Out of the Gene Pool” in 2007 was a last effort to reach those close-minded, hairy-noseaphobic newspaper editors who rejected OGP upon the sight of Rufus. Once it became clear that the smaller, more focused cast wasn’t going to provide me with the lavish lifestyle befitting a syndicated cartoonist, I decided it was best to relinquish my newspaper spots to other comic strips with actual growth potential and use all of that free time to concentrate on other interests.
The past 6 1/2 years have been the most frantic, fulfilling and frustrating years I can remember. While I’ll miss my time at the drawing board and the opportunity to have a voice on the comics pages, the desire to focus my energy on just one career eventually prevailed. No eight-year-old kid dreams of becoming a cartoonist with an additional part-time job.
He also notes that the comic will go into re-runs on gocomics.com and that an Out of the Gene Pool book is in the works.