Scarred For Life was a comic strip idea I began developing in 1998. Sample packages for Phase I were mailed to fourteen national newspaper syndicates in February 1999 with hopes of becoming a nationally syndicated cartoonist. Each package contained the standard cover letter, copies of twenty-four (24) daily and four (4) Sunday strips, brief character bios, and three sample pages of my 1991 cartoon book, Freaks, Geeks & Chicken Beaks.
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Samples for Phase II were shipped in November 1999. These packages included twenty-four dailies and four Sundays.
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Samples for Phase III were shipped in June 2000 with a new style, a new outlook, and new eyebrows for Jack! These packages contained the cover letter, updated character bios, and twenty-four dailies.
Thirty (30) daily and Sunday strips from Scarred For Life's "Phase III" were featured on ComicsEdge.com (now defunct), sponsored by Tribune Media Services, during November 2000. The four Sunday strips featured here were created in October 2000 specifically for ComicsEdge and were not part of the original mailings in June.
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The 86th and final strip for Scarred for Life (sunday12 above) was drawn in October 2000. Jack and Lenny are now enjoying their retirement.
Scarred for Life Christmas Cards
Animated (GIF) Birthday Card for my son
May 2000 (Note: Each frame progresses at a First Grade reading pace.)
Thank You Card to my son's second grade class
Letters I received from two of my favorite cartoonists