Cartoonist James Allen disclosed today that he will be leaving the Mark Trail comic strip.
“Tis true – Mark Trail and I have parted ways. The strip will continue with a bit of a new direction! For the most part, I had a good time doing it, it was after all a childhood dream and how many people get to say they lived their dream?”
As to whether it was his or King Features Syndicate’s choice, James said:
“- a bit of both – I’m tired and they wanted a new direction.”
James Allen took over the Mark Trail comic strip in the Spring of 2014 on the retirement of Jack Elrod. Before that James had been assisting and ghosting on Mark Trail since, at least, early 2007.
No time was given as to James’ departure from The Lost Forest.
Or who would be replacing him on the comic.
update: From that Adventures Group Facebook thread James was asked if he would be finishing the current movie story line and replied: “not me, no and I don’t know if the new person will pick it up.”
James will continue his Edge of Adventure strip “for a while and I have a few other projects on the drawing board.”
We wish James success with future endeavors.