Comics on Phones: We The Robots, Foxymoron, and Disquietville Go Mobile with GoComics

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uclick, the Kansas City-based digital entertainment company, didn't have to look very far to find the latest additions to its GoComics mobile comic book reader. A trio of cartoonists who have risen to acclaim as members of the growing Kansas City comics community have agreed to bring their cartoon creations to mobile phones through GoComics. We The Robots by Chris Harding, Foxymoron by Travis Fox and Disquietville by Daniel Spottswood will make their mobile phone debuts in late March as part of a new GoComics mobile comics line promoting the work of local cartoonists.

uclick, the Kansas City-based digital entertainment company, didn't have to look very far to find the latest additions to its GoComics mobile comic book reader. A trio of cartoonists who have risen to acclaim as members of the growing Kansas City comics community have agreed to bring their cartoon creations to mobile phones through GoComics.

We The Robots by Chris Harding, Foxymoron by Travis Fox and Disquietville by Daniel Spottswood will make their mobile phone debuts in late March as part of a new GoComics mobile comics line promoting the work of local cartoonists.

"It's great to be working with GoComics," said Harding. "I'm looking forward to bringing that special, depressing We The Robots brand of humor to all the boys and girls out there with mobile devices!"

Harding's webcomic We The Robots has grown a large online audience since its debut. The strip is published online three times weekly and follows the humorous and often melancholy exploits of robots who have replaced humanity as the planet's dominant life form, with all the cubicle jobs, traffic jams and high school peer pressure that modern human life entails.

Fox and Spottswood have spent the last several years at the center of the growing Kansas City comics and cartooning community. Both have had their strips become staples of the Kansas City Star's Preview section and are part of the comic collective blog ComicStrip Joint (http://comicstripjoint.blogspot.com/). The blog features their work as well as that of other Kansas City cartoonists, such as Josh Cotter (Skyscrapers of the Midwest) and Hector Casanova (The Lurkers, Screamland).

Fox has been hilariously weaving together tales of family life and pop culture to produce the mini-comic Foxymoron for several years. The strip was selected in 2006 as one of the year's top mini-comics by Wizard Magazine, which called Fox "the freshest in a long line of social commentary comic creators…Fox stirs his own brand of humor with an attractive art style that keeps the tone fun, but very relevant."

"Now that GoComics will be distributing Foxymoron," said Fox, "I'll no longer feel the need to run over to my local coffee shop on a weekly basis and paste my comic strip onto people's phones with rubber cement! The amount of money they're paying me should totally cover the impending lawsuits. Thanks, GoComics!"

Daniel Spottswood's Disquietville follows a quintet of seemingly "normal" people: Doug, a disgruntled deli worker; Milo, an overbearing jerk; Patrick, a tortured artist; and Margie and Sam, a young college couple. These lives intersect at fascinating points as the characters contemplate the joys and failings of modern life.

"The GoComics reader is an exciting venue for comic strips," said Spottswood, "and I feel privileged to be a part of it."

The addition of local fare like Harding, Fox and Spottswood to the GoComics reader has long been a pursuit of uclick manager of mobile product development Harold Sipe.

"We're really thrilled to bring these three super-talented Kansas City cartoonists to a wider audience," said Sipe. "These guys are producing some truly original work with real depth that we know will resonate with fans everywhere. We want to bring the KC comics scene to a national audience and let people see what kind of talent is growing right here in our community."

The new additions join a star-studded GoComics mobile lineup that includes Jeff Smith's wildly popular Bone series; the Shakti-style epics of Virgin Comics; the sci-fi fantasy hits GØDLAND and Elephantmen; the webcomic-turned-comic-book PvP; the manga and anime horror import Guilstein; high-flying martial arts fun starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more.

For more information on the exciting titles now available for mobile phones through GoComics, visit http://www.gocomics.com/comicbooks.

About uclick, LLC
uclick is a leading digital entertainment provider, offering a broad mix of popular products for the Web and mobile phones. The mobile division brings comic books, manga, comic strips, illustration, video and games to mobile consumers worldwide. Their feature lineup includes top brands such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, TOKYOPOP, Paul Frank, and many more. uclick's products are available through their flagship consumer brand, GoComics (http://www.gocomics.com), top U.S. carriers, and leading distributors worldwide.

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

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