Good afternoon, GoComics blog readers. This Friday we're going to do a quick run through a few reviews and posts from around the Web that spotlight the work of our creators. Let's start with Dan Thompson, whose book "Rip Haywire: The Curse of Tangaroa" was reviewed on the site of a children's book reviewer and public librarian. An excerpt:
Secret agent Rip Haywire is half Mark Trail, half The Spirit, and half Bruce Campbell. His canine sidekick TNT is half Lassie, half Mr. Peabody, and half the dog from Family Guy...Rip's girlfriend/archenemy Cobra? Let's see... half Miss Scarlet, half Agent 99, and half Natasha Fatale. And if those character descriptions add up to 150%, well, that's just how far over-the-top Dan Thompson, creator of the globe-trotting rock-em-sock-em noir parody graphic novel Rip Haywire and the Curse of Tangaroa! plays it.
From there, let's move on to Gloucester, Massachusetts, hometown of "Off the Mark's" Mark Parisi. Mark made an appearance there yesterday to sign copies of his new 2013 day-to-day calendar, which you can get a copy of here.
While catching up on news alerts for our comics, I also found this post from "Call Me Meg" in which she highlights some of the more amusing, obscure and suggestive Arlo & Janis cartoons of the past decade. The one above from 11/10/03 is a personal favorite.
Finally, I want to again call your attention to the fantastic video made by Mark Leiknes, whose Cow and Boy will be leaving print newspapers at the end of the month to find a new home on the Web. Mark's got a Cowstarter campaign up and running right now to help him make the leap to digital, and I encourage you to check it out and contribute. Also, be sure to check out the final few weeks of Cow & Boy strips as they run on GoComics. I've gotten a sneak preview at these strips, and you won't want to miss them.
That's all for now. See you next week!