Comics Sherpa turned out to be a great place to develop my characters and ideas
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 17, 2009
Rabbits Against Magic, a comic strip by Jonathan Lemon, is the latest addition to the popular UCLICK site GoComics.com.
Rabbits Against Magic is a daily comic strip featuring two mutant rabbits -- one is a Cyclops, the other wears a superhero costume. Lemon's offbeat creation isn't bound by pesky things like reality.
"I wanted to create a surreal but comfortable world where anything could happen, however absurd, without reality getting in the way of the humor," said Lemon. "I think Rabbits Against Magic has a definite European feel mixed with the great American comic strip tradition."
Originally from Great Britain, Lemon moved to San Francisco in 1992 and has worked as a stand-up comedian, musician and graphic artist. He also briefly lived in Central America where he made cartoon maps for the Honduran Tourism Institute and did illustrations for the United Nations' Global Fund program.
Rabbits Against Magic is not Lemon's first comic strip: He drew a strip called Bigshot from 1997 to 2002, currently draws a weekly cartoon for HybridCars.com, and his political cartoons have appeared in numerous publications on both sides of the Atlantic.
After a successful seven-month run on Comics Sherpa, the Uclick online launch pad for up-and-coming artists, Rabbits Against Magic is moving up to the main stage at GoComics.com.
"Comics Sherpa turned out to be a great place to develop my characters and ideas," said Lemon. "It's also a wonderful showcase with an understanding audience. Moving up to GoComics is the logical next phase -- a graduation, so to speak." The move means that Rabbits will now appear alongside legendary strips like Calvin and Hobbes and new classics like Lio and Cul de Sac.
"Rabbits Against Magic is another great example of how Uclick is supporting talent development by opening the door for new voices in comics," said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. "We created Sherpa to be the testing ground where future stars like Jonathan Lemon could hone their skills, and it's always gratifying to see cartoonists use the site to reach their full potential. This is a well-crafted, light-hearted strip that has earned its success, and the Uclick team's happy to add Rabbits into the GoComics.com community."
Rabbits Against Magic updates every day and is available now. To read it, visit http://www.gocomics.com/rabbitsagainstmagic. Don't forget to open up your free GoComics account to add this comic and all of your favorites to your daily comics page.
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