The number of summer days may be dwindling, but the number of comics available on GoComics sure isn't! We added FIVE new features in August! Learn more about the comics and creators below.
Molebashed by Wes Molebash
Molebashed is a comic strip about fatherhood by Wes Molebash, a first-time father in his mid-30s. A big kid at heart, he wants nothing more than to be a great father and an attentive husband. Though it seems he's taken to fatherhood quite naturally, don't be fooled by his calm demeanor – he's screaming on the inside.
Wes Molebash has been publishing comics online since 2004. His previous work includes You'll Have That, Max vs. Max and Insert Image. When he's not drawing comics, he's either working as a staff pastor at Centerpoint Church or spending time with his family. Molebash lives in Southern Ohio with his wife, Kari, and their son, Parker.
Read Molebashed here.
Sheldon by Dave Kellett
Sheldon is a strange strip with geeky characters, all-ages storylines and pop culture nerdiness. Twice nominated for the Eisner Awards in the “Best Humor" category, Sheldon centers around a wonderfully odd little family: a boy, his duck and the grandfather who raises them both. The strip is famous for venturing away from the main cast and into stand-alone comics and storylines.
Dave Kellett is the Los Angeles-based cartoonist behind the comic strips Drive and Sheldon. Kellett also co-directed Stripped, the feature documentary on comic strips and cartoonists. Stripped brings together more than 70 cartoonists, including the notoriously private Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, to discuss the art of cartooning and the state of the newspaper industry. A huge success, Stripped reached the No. 1 spot on iTunes on the day of its release and won “Best Documentary” at San Diego Comic-Con in 2014.
Read Sheldon here.
Promises, Promises by J.R. Faulkner
Promises, Promises provides a glib look at diet, fitness and the struggles and successes that come with achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Promises Fitness is a posh suburban health club. Staffed by Fiona, Trish, Shanta and Lance, four well-meaning and cheeky fitness professionals doing their best to keep a very resistant membership in peak condition.
Although she may have started Promises, Promises back in ’08 in a vain attempt to write off a gym membership as a business expense, comics have become a true calling for creator J.R. Faulkner. When not cartooning, she divides her time between reading about health and fitness, and actually going to the gym (occasionally).
Read Promises, Promises here.
1 and Done by Eric Scott
These cartoon panels are not unlike the solar panels available at your local hardware store. Virtually maintenance-free. Top grade efficiency. Ideal for any location. Impact resistant. Excellent long-life performance under high temperature. Will withstand heavy winds and snow loads up to 120 pounds per square foot. Plus, they’re funnier.
Eric Scott is a greeting card illustrator for Andrews McMeel Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel Universal. He is also the creator of Back in the Day, available on GoComics.
Read 1 and Done here.
Bloom County 2015 by Berkeley Breathed
The 1980s was a truly classic period in comic strip history. The decade of spiked hair and shoulder pads introduced us to brilliantly off-the-wall The Far Side, the timeless antics of Calvin and Hobbes, and the sociopolitical brilliance of Bloom County.
All of these strips were retired at the height of their popularity by their award-winning creators, and fans have hoped ever since to talk them back into syndication with heaps of fan mail and social media begging, all for naught.
Berkeley Breathed has talked himSELF out of retirement after Donald Trump threw his hat into an overpopulated ring of hopefuls for the Republican presidential nomination.
Inspired by Trump's promise to "make America great again," Breathed is making the comics page great again with Bloom County 2015. Bloom County’s Opus, Milo, Bill the Cat and all of the residents of Bloom House are back and they aren't wasting a minute mocking the Republican campaign's greatest blovitor and a renewed national ridiculousness.
Bloom County is the tale of the residents of Bloom House, a boarding house run by the parents of worldly 10-year-old newspaper reporter Milo Bloom. Boarders include Opus, Steve, Bill the Cat, Portnoy, Oliver Wendell Jones and more. Together, these characters parodied presidential campaigns, the Parents Music Resource Center, labor unions, the war on drugs, and The Donald -- no one was off limits.
After his 25-year hiatus, "Silliness suddenly seems safe now," said Breathed.
Read Bloom County 2015 here.