On Monday, April 1st “Plastic Babyheads from Outer Space” joins all of the great comics at GoComics.com! I’m so excited I could bust! This development is the dream of a lifetime for me; a great opportunity to reach a wider audience–and an honor to be in the same venue as my favorite cartoonists and comic strips–Peanuts,B.C., Doonesbury, Calvin & Hobbes, Cul de Sac, and so many others! Please venture over to GoComics.com and get your free subscription–and be sure to add”Plastic Babyheads” to “My Comics”.
If you’re one of the few who read my previous post, you know this is a wholly unexpected development in my career. I thought I’d come to an impasse. I couldn’t see a way forward with my work. I’d tried everything at one time or another throughout a 30 year career-and for one reason or another, nothing had ever clicked with the larger platforms.. In January, I’d submitted PBH to Universal UClick(home of GoComics.com) on a whim, never thinking PBH would be a fit for them. Honestly, I hadn’t embarked upon PBH with syndication in mind-I know how competitive it is, what a shot in the dark it is–and how few comics are chosen(among the many THOUSANDS of webcomics). And I’d tried once before with a comic strip—a long, long time ago. Rejection was painful then–at 22. Simply a matter of course by the time you’re 52. Still-I was wary of those feelings.
But I did have the material, I did believe in it and so I thought–”what the hell? why not? I’ve got nothing to lose.” So-obviously–there was still a kernel of hope and ambition in the old boy yet. And obviously, GoComics.com is interested in bringing in new comics from a variety of different sensibilities.(just look over the big list of comics on the site!) So–this is an opportunity to build something, to reach people. Believe me–I’m not going to let it slip by–it’s too hard won, took too long to get here to squander it–I’m going to work my butt off to make PBH as good as it gets-or at least as good as I can give. I hope you’ll follow along! I’ll do my best to keep you interested and entertained!
I love comic strips-, to my friends that’s not news—and while I’ve explored many different avenues in my art-making career, the dream of having a comic strip-whether in the newspaper comics section(the old dream)-or hosted on GoComics.com–never left me. It was my first career dream. So then, here’s to dreams–if they come true-(and after 30 years–who could expect them to?)-it’s due to luck, hard work and perseverance….and maybe more than anything else…. a little ember burning brightly inside. To paraphrase Mariel Hemingway in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan…” you’ve got to have a little faith….”
(This is for my wife, who has stuck with me for 30 years and never stopped believing in me. I love you, babe. )