This site will have a new strip every Monday for the foreseeable future until it doesn’t. I’ve got the next month in the can, and a number of others in various stages of completion. I hope you’ll stick with me. You can subscribe here, if you’re inclined.
If you have a copy of the Soapy the Chicken book, you’ve already read the above strip and the one coming up next week, which I have had in the can a long time but not posted until now. More Soapy strips will be coming soon… I’m going to shoot for weekly updates for the time being.
Also, you may want to check out my new updating-every-Friday collaboration with my good friend Ben Zmith, Monkey’s Paw. The first four strips have already been posted here, here, here and here.
Collecting the webcomic Soapy the Chicken (soapythechicken.com). If you prefer packing peanuts to bubble wrap, work in the rodeo clown industry, or are simply a fan of the whole mentally-deficient chicken genre, it is conceivable this could possibly be the comic for you.
I recently put together a book collecting all of the Soapy the Chicken strips to date in a convenient, old-fashioned paper edition (you can also download it as a pdf for a considerably lower price… or just read them for free on the website here, as always). It has a brand-new introduction by my friend, fellow cartoonist David Steinlicht.
Until September 30th, you can get a 15% discount by using the ordering code FALLREAD305.
In the unlikely event you want to do Soapy a good turn, here is a chicklet advertising the book that you can post on your social networking profile, blog, website, a tattoo on your bicep, or what have you.
Please link it up to the book at: http://www.lulu.com/product/12663702
Thanks much to those of you foolhardy enough to promote or endorse such a dubious cause.
In the long time I didn’t update this strip, Soapy made at least one appearance elsewhere… it is likely I may be forgetting others (if you know of any others, please remind me so I can post them here).
Here she is making a guest appearance in my extremely prolific friend Lance Ward’s fantastic Tater Tot Diaper Man strip… click the below image to go and see the full strip.
Lance is among the least predictable cartoonists I am aware of. His strip veers from autobiography to goofy humor to horror to underground smut to whatever tickles or irritates his fancy on a particular day. He draws all of these strips tiny and straight up in ink with no pencils, if you can believe that. I’m working on a guest strip for him that I am required to work in the same format, small and straight in ink… and it is a very fun experiment. I’ll let you know when it is posted.
Lance’s autobiographical stuff I think is particularly outstanding. Lance has had a difficult life including a near-death heart attack, mental illness, and relationship issues (delivered “live” in the strip), so his auto-bio stuff is not just a bunch of navel gazing, to say the least. He’s collecting the entire strip in a book soon, which should be quite a document… don’t miss it.