Thursday, March 6, 2008
The success of Shoe by Jeff MacNelly led to syndicates launching many, many comic strips created by editorial cartoonists in the '80s and '90s. Most of them ended with failure, as evidenced by what happened to strips by John Sherffius, Jeff Danziger, Wayne Stayskal, Dave Horsey, and Pat Oliphant (yes, Oliphant did a strip). Mike Peters and Jim Borgman were among the few editoonists who succeeded.
While this doesn't happen as often anymore, you do still come across new strips by editoonists, with latest examples being "Family Tree" by Signe Wilkinson and "Dad's Home," co-created by Gary Markstein.
San Diego-based editorial cartoonist Lucas Turnbloom is the latest in the list of "double dippers." Just recently, he began a webcomic called Imagine This, about a grown man re-living with his childhood toys, who comes to life in his imagination.
The strip is only four-days old and I'm already hooked, and I'd think you guys would be, too. I'm hoping that this will be one of the successful strips.
So go take a look, why don't ya'?