April was a busy month for GoComics! We added FOUR new features! Here's a refresher:
Adult Children by Stephen Beals
When kids get bigger and older but don't actually grow up, what do you get? Adult Children. Featuring Harvey, Penny and Berle, watch the three as they brave their way into the baffling new world. While nobody is prepared for their role, everyone does their best, pretending to be responsible contributors to society. Because with no power comes great responsibility. But don’t tell Berle. He’s barely aware that society exists, let alone how it works. And then there’s Claremont the dog, who dreams big, naps hard and may be the most mature of all.
Stephen Beals, the cartoonist behind Adult Children, is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied character animation. Beals loves film and the Internet, though he has a special appreciation for newspapers and books. His gag cartoons and comic strips have appeared in a number of publications, including the Saturday Evening Post.
Read Adult Children here.
You Can with Beakman and Jax by Jok Church
You Can with Beakman and Jax answers real questions from real kids in the voice of twins Beakman and Jax. The comic often features “Stuff to Do” – physical procedures that offer readers a second path to understanding. Some answers involve matters from the TV show “Beakman’s World.”
You Can with Beakman and Jax creator Jok Church worked as a radio newscaster for a decade before taking a job a Lucasfilm Ltd., where he worked with children and learned that children seek answers to the topics they don’t understand. After visiting with neighborhood children, Church developed uCan with Beakman and Jax, which he first published in the 1980s. After decades of educational fun, the comic is now available online! Church is the founder of several non-profit AIDS organizations and has delivered TED Talks.
Read You Can with Beakman and Jax here.
Deep Dark Fears
Deep Dark Fears illustrates dark thoughts, irrational fears and ghost stories submitted from readers around the world. With topics ranging from pointed pencils to spooky animals, the comic tells the shiver-inducing stories of creepy things that pop into people’s heads.
Deep Dark Fears creator Fran Krause is originally from upstate New York and worked in New York City as a cartoonist, where he collaborated on “Blue’s Clues” and “Superjail.” He currently lives on the West Coast, teaching animation at California Institute of the Arts.
Read Deep Dark Fears here.
Lard’s World Peace Tips
Lard’s World Peace Tips is a unique comic about a small grey man with a mission to create world peace. Along with friends Alice, Little Joe and a massive cast of other animals, vegetables and minerals, Lard is set to inspire people of all ages to perform acts of kindness and generosity – or just have a good laugh.
Keith Tutt, who develops concepts and text for the strip, is best known for his work on the internationally successful children’s TV series “Pablo – The Little Red Fox,” on which he was a co-creator, producer and scriptwriter. He has authored seven books, including “The Search for Free Energy,” and multiple children’s books.
Daniel Saunders develops concepts and artwork for Lard’s World Peace Tips. A recent alumnus of the Norwich University School of the Arts Animation Course, Saunders first created the character of Lard for his graduation film. Saunders is currently working on a range of graphic novels.
Read Lard’s World Peace Tips here.