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United to launch Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein

Former Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Ed Stein is launching a new comic strip through United Media on September 20. The new strip, entitled Freshly Squeezed, is a close spin-off from Denver Square, the local daily comic strip that Ed produced for the Rocky Mountain News for 11 years ending in 2008. The new strip […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, New Launches, Comments: Comments Off on United to launch Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein

Bob Weber Jr. and Jay Stephens launch Oh, Brother!

Today King Features launches a new comic strip entitled Oh, Brother! by Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids creator Bob Weber Jr. and Emmy Award-winning creator of Secret Saturdays and Tutenstein Jay Stephens. Oh, Brother! is centered around a precocious younger brother, Bud, and a more sensible slightly older sister, Lily. From King’s announcement to […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 11 Comments

Weingarten talks about upcoming launch of Barney & Clyde

Michael Cavna interviewed Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten about the upcoming launch of his new strip Barney & Clyde (drawn by David Clark). MC: So what was the genesis of “Barney & Clyde” — how did you come to sire this strip”? And speaking of siring: Can you tell us exactly how this brainchild […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 34 Comments

New daily Wallace & Gromit comic strip to launch

Wallace & Gromit fans can rejoice – but only if they’re in the UK. Marketing Week reports that Titan Comics and Aardman Animations have agreed to create a daily comic strip of the animated feature. The comic launches on Monday in The Sun.

Posted on: May 14, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, International, New Launches, Comments: 7 Comments

Barney and Clyde to launch in June

The long rumored comic strip by Gene Weingarten, Pulitzer Prize humor columnist for the Washington Post, has a launch date. Michael Cavna reports that the strip is a partnership between Gene, his son Dan and David Clark (1996 NCS Newspaper Illustration division award winner). The strip “Barney and Clyde” launches June 7 and is described […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 45 Comments

Brett Koth, Creators launch ‘Diamond Lil’

Brett Koth, who works with Jim Davis’ to help produce concept and gags for the Garfield strip, recently launched a new strip through Creators Syndicate entitled Diamond Lil. As of March 1, “Diamond Lil” became Koth’s first nationally syndicated cartoon drawn under his name alone. He has served previous stints penning “Bugs Bunny” and “Mr. […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 2 Comments

Dustin strip passes 100 client papers

Congrats to Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker whose recently launched Dustin has quickly jumped to the “more than 100 newspapers” category. From the press release: “Dustin is the most successful new comic to be introduced into syndication in recent years,” said George Haeberlein, King Features vice president, worldwide syndication sales. “It has been appearing in […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 7 Comments

Creators to launch ‘Diamond Lil’ by Brett Koth

Creators Syndicate will launch a new comic by Brett Koth entitled Diamond Lil on March 1. In an interview with Scott Nickel, Brett described the feature as “Lillian Bilious is a blue-haired 75-year-old widow who has lived in the same house in the same small town all her life (Turkey Knuckle, Indiana). She enjoys saying […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 12 Comments

Kelley and Parker debut ‘Dustin’ today

Editorial cartoonists Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker are launching a new strip today through King Features Syndicate. The comic strip entitled Dustin, features a “‘boomerang kid,’ an adult who finds himself unemployed and back at home with his parents.” In an article in The Times-Picayune where Steve works as the staff cartoonists, Steve says the […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 4 Comments

Washington Post Writers Group to launch Fort Knox

Washington Post Writers Group is set to launch a new feature entitled Fort Knox for debut on October 5. The new feature is by Paul Jon, a military brat whose taken his childhood experiences of constant moving and resettling and turned it into a strip featuring a military family (Major Joe Knox; Jane Knox; and […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Syndicates, WPWG, Comments: 12 Comments

Universal Press to launch “In the Sticks”

© Nathan Cooper Universal Press Syndicate is launching a new comic strip called In the Sticks by Nathan Cooper. The strip centers on an ex-golf professional who inherits a nearly bankrupt golf club that is populated by three very odd animals who help him (more or less) keep the club running. The strip is tentatively […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 12 Comments

Thompson talks about his new Rip Haywire strip

Tom Mason over at Comix 411 has an interview with Dan Thompson about his newly launched comic strip, Rip Haywire. TOM: Can you trace the road from development to acceptance with Rip? How did it get from your desk to UFS and how long was the journey? DAN: Once I came up with the idea […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, New Launches, Comments: 4 Comments

United Media launches Rip Haywire by Dan Thompson

United Media is launching a new contemporary action adventure comic strip on January 5, 2009 by Dan Thompson. The new feature is entitled Rip Haywire who is a soldier of fortune cast as a comic version of Indiana Jones, James Bond and Jason Bourne. Along for the ride in his adventures are his cowardly dog, […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 21 Comments

New free comic strip offered to newspapers

Ted Dawson (artist) and Max Weaver (writer) are offering a new comic to newspapers for free. The new comic, entitled Grubbs, is about an imaginative eight-year old boy, his imaginary friend Tyler and their exploits to torment his older siblings. The feature is offered for both daily and Sundays. The two plan on releasing comic […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 34 Comments

Review: W.T. Duck by Aaron Johnson

Title: WT Duck Creator: Aaron Johnson Syndicate: Universal Press Launch Date: September 8, 2008 January 2009 Rating (out of 5): Today marks the national launch of Aaron Johnson’s W.T. Duck for print syndication. I’ve been a fan of Aaron’s comic since he created the syndication bingo back in late 2006 (see here, here and here), […]

Posted on: Sep 7, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, New Launches, Comments: 12 Comments