Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Spooner


I watched the interview with Sparky Schulz and it brought back some memories. The urge came over me to do a new Spooner comic strip. It's been a long time... almost six years! It was a little nerve-wracking. I pulled out all my old Hunt and Speedball pens that I used to draw the strip with, and even had some India ink still around. Kind of a surreal experience... I used to do this practically every day, and it was a big part of my life. So anyways, here's a brand-new Spooner strip.
Later editorial observation: I should have had Spooner say, "I sure do!" in the second panel instead of "Yeah."

10 comments:

  1. Wowsa!!
    Why, oh why, isn't Spooner in newspapers?!?!?!?

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  2. I'm brazilian cartoonist. My name is Flávio. I love Spooner! Is my favorite comic strip!!!!

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  3. Wow, long time no see :-) Spooner was the reason why I took up reading webcomics back in 2000. Too bad the comic got discontinued, but that's of course up to you, the artist, to decide. To be honest, I really regret not having saved some of those comics on my computer. Heck, I wish I had a comic book full of Spooner comics. They were _that_ good.

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  4. Thanks, guys! Flávio, do you have any of your work on the Web?

    Alain, I keep planning to put out a book of all the Spooner comics thru Lulu. Maybe I'll actually have time to do it this summer. You know, you can download the books that The Astonish Factory published, free, at Wowio.com.

    You all make me want to start doing Spooner again. Lazarus, rise!

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  5. Hi, Ted!
    My works in Web!
    http://www.verbeat.org/blogs/flaviodiario/
    :)

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  6. Bravo! You still got it, Holmes.

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  7. Ted, thank you for giving me the link to Wowio.com, I appreciate it. Unfortunately, there's a caveat: non-U.S. residents can't download comics off Wowio.com. And as it happens to be, I live in Belgium. I guess the download restriction has got something to do with the copyright terms on some of the e-books. Anyway, I'll ask one of my American friends for a workaround if you don't mind. If the comics will be made available thru Lulu, I'm quite sure I'll be buying these too.

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  8. I didn't realize there was a restriction. But if you need to do a work around, I certainly don't have a problem with that.

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  9. It's been six years? Thanks for making me feel even older. Spooner was one of the first webcomics I found and read on a daily basis. Spooner and Sinfest. I forgot how good it was. Crap...now I have to buckle down and draw more.

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  10. I can't believe it's been that long, either. I appreciate the good words! I remember before syndication, having Spooner up on Webcomics.com. Wes was doing The Boonies then and it ran on that site as well. Miss that strip!

    When Sinfest is good, it is really good.

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