For new readers who may not know about “Cooper’s Lounge” and “The Sanzen,” here are some links to the backstory.
First appearance of Cooper’s Lounge
Story about Cooper’s arch nemesis Keith Sanzen taking over Cooper’s Lounge
If you’re visiting for the first time, the entire run of RETAIL is archived on this site all the way back to the very first strip that ran on January 1, 2006. Feel free to read them all!
New original art for RETAIL is up for bids this week on eBay. This is the art I created for the title panel that appears in the newspaper on Sunday comic pages. It’s ink on Bristol and measures approx 9″x9″. Bidding starts at 99 cents, and the auction ends next Sunday 3/16/14.
Good luck to all the bidders!
I was lucky enough to be part of the festival in 2011, and it was a blast! Please help my good friend Anne Hambrock by supporting this event! Click the image above to view the video on Indiegogo. (Sorry, the website won’t let me embed the video for some reason.)
From the Kenosha Festival:
The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is a 3 day festival, in Kenosha Wisconsin, from September 25th through September 27th of 2014. There will be live presentations, workshops, a gallery show, panel discussions, and community outreach by some of the nation’s top cartoonists. We are asking for a total of $10,000 – this amount will allow us to mount two spectacular gallery shows of original comic art, cover the expenses of the artists, pay for publicity materials and shipping of art for gallery shows, cover backer reward fulfillment, and provide catering for receptions whilst not having to charge admission.
Our AWESOME guest speakers for 2014 are: Jeff Keane of Family Circus, Denis Kitchen ofKitchen Sink Press, Lincoln Peirce of Big Nate, Rick Stromoski of Soup to Nutz, Todd Clark ofLola, Scott Stantis of Prickly City (also staff editorial cartoonist at The Chicago Tribune), Terri Libenson of The Pajama Diaries, Michael Schumacher author of Al Capp: A Life To The Contrary and Will Eisner: A Dreamer’s Life In Comics, and Paul Buhle comic historian and author of Comics In Wisconsin. And our panel moderator will be the amazing Tom Racine of Tall Tale Radio.