Over the past few years, we've learned a lot about our readers through our social media engagement and surveys.
One, you're pretty awesome -- this is a quantifiable statement for the research analysts reading this blog post.
Two, our readers like to discover what's new and exciting. This is represented by some of our Pacific Rim readers using GoComics to learn the nuances of American humor and also by the reactions to our new comics when they roll out.
We want to introduce you to our Comics Sherpa area, the section of GoComics where our up-and-coming artists develop a following and hone their skills in a safe, nurturing environment before the little comic birds are pushed out of the nest. We're happy to be your guide to what's new and what's next. Hence, our little sherpa guy.
Some of you already know about Sherpa? Good. Many don't, and that's a sad thing -- to deprive a reader of humor. So, each week, we're going to post a "Comics Sherpa Pick of the Week" highlighting a comic and its creator. There are more than 60 comics waiting to be discovered and taken to a new home.
First up is one of my favorite comics on the "Comics Sherpa" platform: "Adult Children," by Stephen Beals. The artwork is crisp, the story lines are quick and they make me smile. Beals' work highlights the little nuances in the dating world, but also is a story of a guy, a girl and their overly ambitious and lovable dog.
Click here to flip through the "Adult Children" catalog of comic strips. Hope you like it.