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Comics Sherpa to do switcheroo on April Fools day has announced that comics running on their Comics Sherpa comics will do an April Fools Day switcheroo in the same vein as the now infamous Great April Fools’ Day Comics Switcheroonie back in 1997. Visit the Comics Sherpa portion of their site tomorrow to see which artists switched to which strips.

The Great April Fools’ Day Comics Switcheroonie was organized by Baby Blues co-creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott back in 1997. In all 46 different syndicated artists participated. If you’re new to the great Switcheroonie, read up on it on Wikipedia or read about it on The Baby Blue’s site. The Wikipedia entry documents which cartoonist took over which strip for that day.

Community Comments

#1 Jesse Cline
@ 2:22 pm

Since when do they announce April Fool’s pranks on 3/31?

#2 Marc Davidson
@ 2:22 pm

This activity only works if the creators and their work are familiar. I’m not sure I see the point.

#3 rodd perry
@ 2:57 pm

The point is to promote cartoonists who don’t normally get promoted. It’s a nice thing.

#4 Vince
@ 7:55 am

Bummer that I didn’t hear about this until today considering my comic is on Sherpa. Would have been fun.

#5 Marc Davidson
@ 1:27 pm

I clicked on the Sherpa link and found nothing letting readers know who switched to which strips. So much for promotion, Rod Perry.

#6 Scott Lincoln
@ 6:27 pm

This was the list I was aware of…

Frank and Steinway done by Tom Burton
Leadbellies done by Fritz
Onion and Pea done by Daniel Beyer
Ralf the Destoyer done by Don Mathias
Amazin Events done by Wil Panganiban
Rackafracka done by Evan Falcone
Snow Sez by Andrew Pilcher
Smith by Teresa Sheperd
Peanizles by Tomasseli and Villena
Long Story short by Scott Lincoln
In the Sandbox by Wil Panganiban

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