Hey hey looky there…my comic strip Surewould Forest is in the very first issue of Stoopid Magazine! Not Stoopid! #1, but even better…Stoopid! #0. Stoopid! is like Mad Magazine…only better. I’m just kidding. Or am I?
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This appeared in Flint Comix #86, The Made in Michigan issue honoring all local contributors.
To make a short story long, I was thinking that I tried to self-syndicate Doopy Joe, (and failed, by the way) but I couldn’t remember if I submitted it to newspaper syndicates or not. I still don’t know, but I don’t think I did. So I decided to give it a try.
I figured that the first step would be to dig out the old Doopy Joe originals. At present, I have only 16 finished Doopy Joes. The syndicates ask for 24 to 36 samples. To sustain consistency, I needed to know how I made them! While digging through my boxes of artwork, and fending off several spiders, I discovered two forgotten episodes of Surewould Forest. Here is the first, and the second is forthcoming. Enjoy!
PS……..I still haven’t found the old Doopy Joe originals. I will probably have to “reverse engineer” them from the copies that I have.
This is the last of Surewould Forest. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed making it.
I will still be bringing you Oddbox and True or Hoowie and whatever else I can come up with. Stay tuned!
Out of the 36 Surewould Forest comic strips I sent to Flint Comix, this was the only one they didn’t print.
This one is very dated and therefore comes with an explanation for those about 30 years old and younger. Once upon a time, there was a telephone service that you could call and they would tell you things about your future! Or give you sound advice by looking into a crystal ball, or by gazing into the entrails of a chicken! This service was called “Psychic Friends Hotline”.
Another thing that I should explain is the presence of a telephone in medieval England. Well, that is because this is a cartoon, and if I think there is a telephone in medieval England…then there is a telephone in medieval England!