Friday, August 15, 2008

100 Comic Strips

Today I am proud to announce my 100th comic strip of The Inquiring Minds! This is a big deal to me.

Okay, so some of you are saying, "but doesn't Take Me Away From All This!! have 226 Knight and Day comic strips?" Well, yes, but almost all of those are black and white dailies. "How about 3 Knights in India then?", the most observant of you ask. "Weren't there 101 comic strips there?"

The answer is yes, so this is the third time a comic strip of mine has reached such a milestone. The Inquiring Minds have been around a long time now, so it's actually hard to believe that there are ONLY 100 comic strips so far. However, right now they are all in color, and over a third of them are full sized color Sunday strips. Also, this 100 strips does not count illustrations, or strips drawn by Brian Hughes, or the dozens of strips drawn of the original Inquiring Minds.

I'm also doubly pleased that this 100th strip falls smack dab in the middle of the 2008 Big Summer Adventure currently going on. I honestly believe that when this is over, the Big Summer event will be my best work to date. I'm very pleased with the art and the writing both, and for me, this is something that's been a long time coming.

The original Inquiring Minds were the first to catch the interest of a Syndicate. If I had been more prepared for that then than I was, maybe the strip could have been syndicated! What it came down too, though, was that the Syndicate did not want a strip that told stories... they wanted gag a day humour. For me, The Inquiring Minds were made for stories, and now, finally, The Inquiring Minds as they are today are getting their chance to tell one heck of a story.

It's fun, and getting funner, and big things are yet to come!

If you aren't up to date with the story, please read through it before reading the new 100th strip below, as it is a culmination of what's been going on so far this summer. But this is by no means the end! Plot twists are a coming! :0)

See the whole story at

Cheers, JOHN :0)


Kishore said...

Congrats John!! Three comics with 100+ strips!! That *IS* a big thing! Good for you...

I loved the big Summer adventure. Can't wait to find out how Albert & Bobby's themepark progresses... :-)

Brian Hughes said...

Happy centenary! I think this deserves a drink. What have I done with that bottle of scotch?

John said...

Thanks, guys! Your comments are much appreciated!

Kishore, more story coming... glad you are enjoying it. :0)

I am anxiously awaiting the promised bottle of scotch, and will sleep next to the mailbox in anxious anticipation. :0)

Cheers, JOHN :0)

Brian Hughes said...

Sorry John, I think you misunderstood. The bottle of scotch was for me.

John said...

Oh, I got it all right, Brian. I was just preying on your finer instincts, and trying to take advantage of your generous nature.

Go ahead... enjoy your drink. Just raise a toast to Bobby and Albert, will ya?

Cheers, JOHN :0)