Monday, September 10, 2007


It's alive!


Anonymous said...

Another one, Scott? Do you ever sleep?

Scott Nickel said...

Only at my day job. (Just kidding, Jim.)

Rick Ellis said...

Wow! Another one.
How do you do it?
I still can't get one going.

richardcthompson said...

Hey! I see we're neighbors on Gocomics. You're scaring my kids. Please keep it up.

Scott Nickel said...
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Scott Nickel said...


Congratulations on your very successful launch.

Cul de Sac is a wonderful strip. Keep up the great work!



Chris said...

Scott, at this rate I wouldn't be surprised if you had a fourth one on GoComics next week!
Seriously, though, 3 comic strips, even if they aren't daily, is a lot. That, plus your day job?! Man, I guess the end of "Triple Take" opened up more opportunities than it closed.

"Eek!" looks pretty funny. How frequently will it appear?

Richard, I am already very excited about "Cul de Sac." May your strip get into many more papers in the near future! Hopefully mine will be one of them; I was secretly hoping that "Cul de Sac" would be in there when "Sunshine Club" ended on Monday, but we got "Pickles" instead. Nothing against Brian Crane; his strip is good as well. But yours is really superior to many of those in papers today. Good luck.

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Chris said...

By the way, it's unlikely, but does anyone know if Brian Crane is related to Roy Crane, creator of "Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy," the great comic of the '20s, '30s, and '40s?

Scott Nickel said...

Thanks, Chris!

I was planning to run EEK! three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, but I'm having so much fun writing and drawing it, I upped the frequency to 5 days a week.

Beginning 9/17, EEK! will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Starting the last week of October, it will run Monday thru Friday.

As for a fourth feature, there's SHOW BUZZ that runs weekly on Comics Sherpa, but that doesn’t really count.

Anonymous said...

His and Hers - 3 a week
Go Team Bob - 3 a week
EEK! - 5 a week
Showbuzz - 1 a week
Total - 12 a week, or 5 more than cartoonist who have one daily syndicated strip. Wow.

Scott Nickel said...

When you add it all up like that, it *does* sound like a lot of work. Yikes!

Putting this in perspective, each week uber cartoonist Randy Glasbergen does 11 gags for the KFS feature "The Better Half," 4 gags for DBR syndicate and 1 for the new weekly "Thin Lines" panel. Plus a ton of other freelance stuff.

Some gagwriters, like the supremely talented Rex May, write up to 200 gags a week. Numbers like that scare the crap out of me, and I'm happy just to be able to write and draw as much as I do.

Through all of this, you'll notice I don't have any Sunday strips. Sunday strips frighten me.

Anonymous said...

Eek Rocks! Keep it up.