‘Rip Haywire’ gets Syndicated January 5
Cartoonist Dan Thompson will see his humorous Rip Haywire adventure strip go from the web to newspapers when United Media syndicates the strip as of January 5, 2009.
“Featuring stunning artwork and blending melodrama with deadpan humor, Rip Haywire is not only a loving update of thrilling golden-age comics like Milton Caniff’s Terry and the Pirates, but also a witty satire of the action genre in general,” Ted Rall, United Media’s acquisitions editor said in a release. “Dan Thompson’s masterpiece sends up all manner of macho icons, from action movie heroes like Schwarzenegger to TV shows like 24. I was instantly hooked.”
The syndicate describes the character as “a soldier of fortune cast as a comic version of Indiana Jones, James Bond and Jason Bourne. Along for the ride in his adventures are his cowardly dog, TNT, and his ex-girlfriend Cobra.”
Rip Haywire has been on the web for nearly two years and has briefly been part of Viper Comics and Humorous Maximus. Thompson is also known for the webcomic Lost Sheep.
Thompson began working for a Connecticut animation studio before going freelance. His work has been seen in releases from Mad kids Magazine, Platinum Studios, and Universal Press Syndicates/Uclick. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society and makes his home in North Carolina.