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John Darling – Take 1

posted on August 20, 2015

Fig-4 Darling Demo

Along with Funky and Crankshaft, for eleven years and some change I did a strip called John Darling. For those who’ve never seen it, it was about a TV talkshow host of the same name. I thought it might be interesting to revisit the John Darling Sunday strips and provide a little back story for the work. Before I get to the talented artists who worked on it with me, we have the initial pitch which I did solo to show the syndicate just what I had in mind for the strip. Tom Armstrong would eventually redo this Sunday strip and blow it away, but this one was at least good enough to sell the syndicate on the concept.