Monday, December 19, 2011

The Saddest of All Lugworms

The super wonderful and extra lovely Piers Baker announced yesterday that his daily comic strip, Ollie & Quentin is to end at the end of this month after four years of syndication.  In a sign of a continuing poor market for newspaper cartoon sales this is the latest in an ever increasing list of great strips (My Cage, It's All About You, What The Duck, The Quigmans, Clear Blue Water, Bob the Squirrel, etc.) that have been forced into premature retirement.  He writes in length about his decision on his blog.  The good news is that he has a mouth-wateringly beautiful new book out (also in e-book form) and Ollie & Quentin will re re-run from the very beginning on the Daily Ink.  My best wishes go to him and his future endeavors.


Piers Baker said...

Aw, you're the best Lemon.

J. Lemon said...

I'm seriously saddened by this state of affairs but I know you will continue to do wonderful things. Good luck sir.