Friday, July 13, 2007

For your reading pleasure: SUPERZEROS by Mike Luckovich

A lot of people knows Mike Luckovich for his Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoons, but what many don't know him for was his short-lived daily strip SuperZeros.

The strip was about two brothers who, somehow, became superheros. They lived in their mother's basement as they bumbled on not even trying to fight crimes. Their car was "Manly Mobile," a name their mother thought was stupid.

It began in January 3, 2000 and was syndicated by Tribune Media Services. The strip didn't catch on, however, and was dropped in November 5th of that year.

Houston Chronicle still has some samples, so check it out.


Brian said...

Luckovich is a very funny dude, especially as a public speaker. That's a skill that most cartoonists lack.

richardcthompson said...

I remember this strip, and I remember how Luckovich colored the Sundays. He used kind of loose scrawls of color, like a kid would do, all bright and random. It was refreshing and jumped off the page. I think more than a few cartoonists would like to try that technique for their Sundays.