An insider's look at the world inside a cartoon-character employment agency.
You'll meet superheroes, talking animals, comic strip kids who think like graduate students, insecure archenemies, etc. all in search of gainful employment!
Phil Dunlap, a native of Brookline, Mass., now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife and two children. He escapes his day job in advertising by writing and drawing, Ink Pen. The strip is a humorous look at an employment agency for out of work cartoon characters.
Dunlap has done storyboard work for such clients as Saturday Night Live, MTV, U2, Jay-Z, Transformers and Burger King. His cartoons have been published in alternative weeklies in San Francisco, Arizona and New York.
Dunlap attended Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and studied at The School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Phil has been interested in cartooning since drawing for his high school paper.
Ink Pen Comic Collection
Ink Pen never runs out of insights into the seedy underbelly of cartoon character employment. Dunlap has a truly unique perspective about the odd world of cartooning.
From the very first frame, Ink Pen invites us to encounter the struggles of Hamhock, the talking pig who tries to make his big break into the biz. But it's a ruthless one that sees him only as a side of the other white meat. We quickly learn that rejection only makes us stronger . . . or slightly more stupid. Read and laugh as Hamhock and an array of plucky sidekicks are thrust into danger by careless superheroes and the villains they duel.