So it seems that there’s a newspaper comic out there called Unfit by a guy named Mike Belkin; don’t feel bad — I hadn’t heard of it either. Anyway, it seems that Belkin is looking to reduce his role and have somebody else take over the art. What’s interesting about this is how the artist search is being conducted: Scott Adams of Dilbert fame posted an open call in his blog, and got about 80 serious entries. Those got posted, and from votes and comments in the blog, the list has been cut to 15 finalists.
… opportunities are increasingly rare in the land of syndication, so I thought I’d draw up two quick samples. In any case, those two quick samples made it to the final round of “voting”… so I thought I’d spread the word. Folks can vote by commenting on Adams’ blog [at the bottom of this page].
PS: By no means whatsoever would this mean the end of Sheldon … it’s just a new project that I’d be taking on.
Now I’d be more than happy to point you all to Kellet’s entries (which are currently ranked below some much less quality work), just based on the fact that he does some great webcomics work, but two other things are motivating me today. First is that Kellet added:
Please ask that folks avoid ballot stuffing, etc. That kind of shit gets really old on web voting. I’d really like their vote only if it’s genuinely the one they’d pick.
That’s a stand-up guy right there. Dave Kellet is like the Thomas Edison of having integrity. The second is that if Kellet wins this gig, I’m going to hit him up for an interview about what syndication is really like, and follow up with him at regular intervals to see how having a boss meets (or doesn’t) his expectations. Heck, I’ll be talking with him anyway about the siren song of syndication, what he would want from it, and how it fits in his plans to conquer the world from the comics page. Check out the contenders, vote for Kellet if you like his work best, and watch this space for more information.