Skin Horse Joins GoComics
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on November 6, 2008 - 00:51
Skin Horse, by veteran webcartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity and writer Jeffrey C. Wells, is the latest addition to GoComics, the online distribution portal for uclick and Andrews McMeel Universal. Garrity is the creator of numerous webcomics, including the critically acclaimed online comic strip Narbonic. Skin Horse, cowritten by Garrity and Wells and drawn by Garrity, has been running daily at Skin-Horse.com since January. Starting this week, it will also run on GoComics.com.
Skin Horse follows the staff of Project Skin Horse, a secret government organization dedicated to the protection of America’s nonhuman citizens: robots, beast-men, zombies, and other neglected products of mad science. The organization’s field agents are Sweetheart, a no-nonsense talking dog; Unity, a patchwork Frankenstein girl; and Tip, a cross-dressing psychologist and the team’s token human. The comic is both a gag strip and a serial comic with ongoing story arcs.
Fantagraphics editor Kristy Valenti named Garrity’s previous serial strip, Narbonic, one of the best comics of 2006 in The Comics Journal’s annual Best Comics list. "Shaenon Garrity's art has sharpened and matured with Skin Horse,” she says.
Editorial cartoonist Mike Lynch writes, “It pricks up the ears and eyes. And you have to pay attention. [Garrity and Wells have] a whole world to introduce us to, starting with Tip, Unity, and Sweetheart.”
“I don't usually do reviews here,” Lynch writes on his blog, mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com, “but I'd like to recommend the strip if you enjoy fantasy mixed with comedy.”
Fans can read the latest Skin Horse strip at www.GoComics.com/skinhorse. They can also sign up to receive each new installment in their email for free through GoComics or have Skin Horse emailed to them daily along with a customized collection of their favorite comics through MyComicsPage.com, a premium subscription service offered by GoComics.
About GoComics: GoComics (www.gocomics.com) is the online distribution portal for uclick, a leading digital entertainment provider offering a broad mix of popular comic strips for the web and mobile phones. uclick delivers entertaining comics and games to hundreds of online clients, including major consumer and news portals such as Yahoo!, MSNBC.com, New York Times, washingtonpost.com, CNNi, USA Today and AOL. Their mobile division brings comic books, manga, illustration, photography, video and games to mobile consumers worldwide. Their feature lineup includes top brands such as Garfield, The Boondocks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TOKYOPOP, USA Today, Pat Sajak, Mary Engelbreit, Wyland and many more. uclick's products are available through the GoComics website, top U.S. carriers and leading distributors worldwide.
uclick is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, the leading syndicate and publisher of humor books and calendars in North America. For more information on uclick, visit www.uclick.com.