I’m a big fan of the comic strip Soup to Nutz by my cartoonist buddy, Rick Stromoski. Rick has started a Kickstarter campaign to do a new book – come see it here. I’d love to see Rick reach his goal and see the book happen. I asked Rick to write a few words for my blog …
Since publication of my first Soup to Nutz collection in 2003 I’ve been asked by many readers of my strip when a second book would be coming out. After much consideration and speaking with other cartoonists who have had success with alternative ways of getting their work published, I decided to try the Kickstarter route. The thing that excites me most is the overwhelming positive response in the first few days where I’ve reached nearly 60% of my goal. I also like the feeling of control over what goes into the book and how it will be distributed. Lastly I’m encouraged by the kind words and supportive calls and emails I’ve reeived in these first few days. So I thank you in advance for your continued interest and support.
The Nutz family is definitely not the Cleavers, the Waltons or the Bradys. But you’ll undoubtedly recognize them anyway. Most likely, they’re a lot like the family you grew up in… Where the oldest boy Royboy when not torturing his younger brother, digs up deceased pet turtles weeks after their backyard funerals, middle child Babs advocates for veganism and solutions to global warming, and youngest brother Andrew would rather wear a tutu than a football helmet and prefer Barbies over GI Joe.
Soup to Nutz is a family comic strip unlike most family comic strips.
Soup to Nutz: A Second Helping is a project long overdue …the second collection of Soup to Nutz daily newspaper comic strips most not seen for a number of years.