As many of you have heard by now, Steven Cloud, the man behind Boy on a Stick and Slither, has entered into a web syndication deal with United Media.
Today is the offical launch day of the strip at Comics.com, so go and check it out. It’s always nice to see an artist land one of these deals, and to see the chance for a clever webcomic to come more prominently into the public eye.
Confession time: I haven’t actually read BOASAS. It has been one of those strips I’ve heard about a time or twenty, and continually hovers on my “to-read” list, but I’ve never actually had the time to sit down and go through the archives.
Fortunately it worked out – here’s a chance for me to get in on a brand new start, and see where it goes from there. Steven gave the warning that it isn’t your regular gag comic, but something a bit more subtle, a bit more philosophical than most. He mentioned a pretty heavy influence from Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes.
Right there, honestly, is the best recommendation for the strip one could have.