Nick Raciti Filling In

Nick Raciti just posted this great Soapy strip on the Cartoonist Conspiracy site… thanks Nick!

If there is anyone out there still checking this site, I assure again you the strip has not been abandoned, it is merely on hold while I work on a children’s book… which I made a nice big dent in over the holidays, so hopefully the strip will be back sometime early this year with a little luck.

Soapy Strip by Sean Tenhoff

My friend Sean Tenhoff is going to be swapping comic strips with cartoonists next week… Sean draws the absurdly violent comic The Bean Men. This is the cool Soapy strip he drew for me in exchange for me drawing a Bean Men episode. You may recall Soapy made guest appearances in the Bean Men previously on two occasions, which you can see here and here. I’ll post here when he posts my Bean Men strip so you can check it out… it should be some time after the 5th.

#93: King Kenny’s Inspiration

Well… it’s been a while. Hope there are still some readers out there. Helllooooo! Anybody there?

I could make excuses (like I got busy at work, went on a trip and got sick for a week)… but I won’t. You see, the delay is not my fault! It’s Soapy’s!

That damn chicken has been so busy appearing other places, she doesn’t have time for her own strip!

Why, just take a look at her moonlighting over in the Joshua Tree!

3rd Place Soapy Pong Champion of the World David Steinlicht sent me a tryptich of Soapy postcards…

She made her triple-x debut in Shad Petosky’s Lutefisk Sushi: Crisis of the Infantile Arts comic for the Lutefisk Sushi show (we’ll spare your soul and only show you one panel from this one)…

And then Uptown Girl creator Bob Lipski gave me this swell drawing of Uptown Girl and Soapy…

All will be added to the Soapy sightings gallery when I get back in the groove…

#62: Journey to the Bottom of Soapy the Chicken



We take a brief break from our current “storyline” to introduce a new part of Soapy the Chicken’s Cartoonist Outreach Program.

Cartoonist Scott McCloud introduced the concept of the “infinite canvas” of the digital cartoon… the idea being that since you can scroll to areas off the screen for as long as an image exists, there is no limitation to the size of the individual comic strip. A big idea, indeed.

It was inevitable that soon the “infinite cartoon character” would come along.

Soapy the Chicken is presumed infinite… no one has seen what lies below Soapy’s neck… or if they have they never returned to tell about it.

Could Soapy be truly infinite? Let us find out. This page is a journey down Soapy’s neck to see what lies below. And you can help us in this quest.

Assistance is easy… download the template image here, edit it, and send it back to us to add to the journey below.

Perhaps someday, together, we can all reach Soapy’s bottom.

A few guidelines…

1) Soapy’s neck must be at the points indicated at the top and bottom of the template image.
2) Let us know your name, so you can be credited appropriately if your image is used.
3) If you include a website, we’ll link your image to it.

Email completed images to mrmonkey23 at (replace the “at” with a @… I’m trying to avoid spam).

Contact us here to find out where to send images to.

And so our journey begins…



#43: Well, It Wasn’t Funny When You Heard It In Preschool Either

My friend David Steinlicht who does the excellent “In This Corner” every week in the St. Paul Pioneer Press (which is also updated online weekly) and also publishes other clever, insightful and often hilarious comics at, is the latest participant in the Soapy’s Cartoonist Outreach Program… you can see his Soapy cartoon by clicking on the image below…

#40: A Comic Strip Can Never Have Too Many Stupid Animals

Soapy didn’t appear in today’s comic, as he was off moonlighting in some other comic strips… seems like a conflict of interests to us, but whadda ya do? Where are we going to get another simple, long-necked chicken? That isn’t to say other simple, long-necked chickens shouldn’t send us their resumes.

First he was off into the pen of Dank (aka Danno) of Staplegenius fame… the results of that are printed below. Ramblin’ Al and Bubonic were stepping out on us too for that one…

Then Soapy made a guest appearance in the Bean Men… thank heavens for duct tape!

Yes, unfortunately Soapy can’t make ends meet simply starring in his own strip… the sad fact of the matter is he will appear in absolutely any comic strip, no matter how lame-brained or ineptly drawn… and he doesn’t even get paid for it. He has no scruples at all.

Cartoonists, check out out Soapy’s Cartoonist Outreach Program if you would like Soapy to appear in your strip.