We added FOUR new comics in July! Here's a recap of our recent launches:
Kid Beowulf by Alexis E. Fajardo
Inspired by the epic poem "Beowulf," Kid Beowulf is an action-adventure story that follows 12-year-old twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they travel across distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes therein. The strip begins with the twins' origin story, "Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath," a tale that goes back several generations to Beowulf and Grendel's grandfather, Hrothgar. Hrothgar is a hotheaded prince of Daneland on a quest for power – one that leads him to a fiery dragon, an enchanted sword and an oath sworn in blood. When Hrothgar breaks his oath, he breaks his kingdom, and the only thing that will save it is a family he's forgotten and heroes not yet born!
Alexis E. Fajardo is a student of the classics – whether Daffy Duck or Damocles – and has created a unique blend of the two in Kid Beowulf. Fajardo has taught cartooning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and currently resides in Santa Rosa, California, where he works for PEANUTS at the Charles M. Schulz Studio. Fajardo oversees a number of publishing projects at the Schulz Studio, including working as editor and sometimes writer on the new PEANUTS monthly comic books published through BOOM! Studios. Fajardo has been working on Kid Beowulf for several years and is excited to bring the first book to GoComics in full-color, serialized form.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weiner
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) is a daily gag comic about science, love, sex, religion, philosophy and economics. A popular webcomic, SMBC is a two-time winner of the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards.
Zach Weiner is a new father, who possesses a BA in literature and three-eighths of a BS in physics. He spends most of his time shaking his fist at the computer screen.
Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes
Clear Blue Water centers around a large, loving family, stress, sarcasm and the ability to cope. It’s a strip about loathing everyone you live with and not being able to move away from them because they will follow you. It’s about joy, silliness and marriage. The storyline is filled with minutiae, arguments, happiness, worry and too many kids, or maybe not enough kids, depending on the day. It’s about autism, really weird superheroes and religion and friendship and race. And it has politics for days. Eve and Manny Torres and their five children are the caramel nougat in the center of this sweet and sour strip.
Clear Blue Water was syndicated from 2004 though 2008 and was published as a webcomic until 2011. Creator Karen Montague-Reyes is excited to have her comic strip available again through GoComics, although some people believe she should stop resting on her laurels and find another project. Montague-Reyes does not consider those people to be friends of hers. Currently residing in the Florida Keys, Montague-Reyes is married with five children.
Randy Glasbergen Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen
Randy Glasbergen is one of America’s most widely and frequently published cartoonists with more than 30,000 cartoons published since he began cartooning professionally in high school. His smart, topical cartoons appear in magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, social media, advertising and more across the world. Randy’s freelance client list includes the Economic Times of India, China Daily, La Nacion Costa Rica, Harvard Business Review, Hallmark Cards, American Greetings, Cornell University, The Wall St Journal, Funny Times, Toastmasters International, McGraw-Hill, Classmates.com and an endless list of others.
Glasbergen lives with his wife and three basset hounds in an old boarding house located in a very small town in Central New York. He works at home surrounded by cats who smear the ink when they sit on his drawings and lick their feet.