After hiring Steve Kelley as its editorial cartoonist a couple weeks ago, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has decided to increase Steve’s P-G income by carrying his syndicated comic strip Dustin.
Dustin, syndicated by King Features Syndicate, is a joint effort by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker.
Mr. Kelley, who has performed as a stand-up comedian on stage and on television, said he approaches writing “Dustin” as a sitcom. Throughout the day, he jots down observations on his cell phone and has assembled a small staff of contributors who pitch jokes on a freelance basis.
After writing “Dustin” as a theatrical script with stage directions, he emails it to Mr. Parker, who is based in Tallahassee, Fla. Dustin and his world are then put to paper.
“Jeff is just a miracle worker; he can do anything artistically,” Mr. Kelley said.
The announcement and the strip were published in today’s Post-Gazette.
No word on what, if anything, was dropped to make space for the newcomer.