Former Syndicated Cartoonist Steps into the World of Webcomics
Rob Cabrera, best known as the author of United Media-syndicated comic Silo Roberts has started a new independent strip inspired by this year’s presidential campaign. Super Tuesday plays the standard political-cartoon style and focuses specifically on Barak Obama and John McCain. Updates are expected to vary in frequency as events develop on the campaign trail.
Silo Roberts, Cabrera’s previous strip, was “the story of a multiethnic middle child who struggles to find his place in today’s melting pot of a world”. The strip was syndicated by Uniuted Media from 2004 to 2006, when Cabrera ended the strip to focus on graduate school. The Silo Roberts section of Cabrera’s website is “under construction,” but promises a print collection of the comic in 2008.
Cabrera’s previous notable move was a rare crossover of comic strips with the NBA: Silo Roberts featured Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade in December of 2005. The strips and a related news piece were featured at NBA.com, and the strip was made into a series of limited-edition Topps trading cards, released in May 2006.