McEldowney's Hit Comic Strip 'Pibgorn' Finds New Home at GoComics

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Brooke McEldowney's hit fantasy comic strip, Pibgorn, has found a new home at GoComics.com. The full-color strip will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning May 14.

Fans of Brooke McEldowney's hit fantasy comic strip, Pibgorn, will be relieved to hear that the series has found a new home at GoComics.com. The full-color strip will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning May 14.

Pibgorn, the story of a fairy's adventures spreading enchantment in a less than enchanted world, has gained a passionate following since its debut in March 2002. After the strip's long tenure with United Media, McEldowney found a new syndication partner in GoComics.

The creator is looking forward to a smooth transition.

"Ever since Pibgorn's inception," McEldowney said, "it has been a growing, evolving and at times highly experimental entity all its own. Now, moving on, I feel as a parent does when enrolling his child in a new school - all new teachers, new rules, new atmosphere, new playgrounds. I just hope the other kids don't pinch."

Pibgorn's GoComics launch will begin with a re-run of the strips that appeared from March 21 through April 18 on the United Media website. Those strips were the first installments of a story arc that remained unfinished when McEldowney left the syndicate.

The decision to re-run the previously aired strips gives McEldowney a chance to prepare a few weeks' worth of strips in advance. It also ensures that new fans of the strip will have a solid jumping-on point to familiarize themselves with the characters and events that make up Pibgorn's world.

"The stories and characters in Pibgorn are deeper and richer than those typically found in a comic strip," said GoComics CEO Chris Pizey. "It's that rare blend of well-crafted artwork and complex narrative that has made Pibgorn a sensation with fans. We're excited to welcome Pibgorn into the GoComics family, and we're eager to bring new fans into the fold."

Fans can read the latest Pibgorn strip at http://www.GoComics.com/pibgorn beginning May 14. They can also sign-up to receive each new installment in their email for free through GoComics, or have Pibgorn emailed to them daily along with a customized collection of their favorite comics through MyComicsPage, a premium subscription service offered by GoComics. Extensive Pibgorn archives will soon be available exclusively to MyComicsPage members.

About GoComics:
GoComics (http://www.gocomics.com) is the online distribution portal for uclick, a leading digital entertainment provider offering a broad mix of popular comic strips for the web and mobile phones. uclick delivers entertaining comics and games to hundreds of online clients, including major consumer and news portals such as Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, washingtonpost.com, CNNi, USA Today and AOL. Their mobile division brings comic books, manga, illustration, photography, video and games to mobile consumers worldwide. Their feature lineup includes top brands such as Garfield, The Boondocks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Mary Engelbreit, Wyland and many more. uclick's products are available through the GoComics website, top U.S. carriers and leading distributors worldwide.

uclick is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America.

For more information on uclick, visit http://www.uclick.com.

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