The past three months being away from Stewart has provided me with some perspective. The bottom line is that I decided to extend this hiatus.
The baby and getting used to a new schedule are absolutely part of this decision as is the need to reevaluate what I want to do. I have been drawing more greeting cards lately (because it pays and isn’t as time consuming) and being away from Stewart has enabled me to look at it more critically.
I’m not sure if Stewart will return the way it is now. It might even be replaced with something else entirely. The only thing I can say with certainty is that I’m going to keep cartooning. So bear with me, I’ll be back.
I appreciate everyone who reads Stewart (especially those who said they’ve been missing the strip). Your support means a lot.
I need to put Stewart on hold for a little while. After the birth of my daughter on June 8, I’m still adjusting to being a new parent and everything that involves. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve realized that I came back to drawing Stewart too early. Plus, a couple other time-consuming things have recently come up that require me to put the strip on hiatus.
I’m not exactly sure how long this break will be, but I want to be clear that I am not ending Stewart. This strip will return. Once I figure out the issue of “when,” I’ll post an announcement here.
I appreciate everyone who takes time out of their day to read Stewart. Thanks for reading.
As some of you know, my wife Katrina and I were expecting our baby girl to be born on July 3 or thereabouts. This past Friday night, Kat’s water broke and to make a long story short - our daughter Kate was born early Sunday morning, at 1:15 am. I am ecstatic but very surprised since Kate is a month early. I’m glad I put the baby car seat in last Thursday.
For those who like measurements: she’s 5 lbs 14 oz and 19″ long. Mom and daughter are both doing great.
I wanted to let you know that’s why there’s no strip today. I spent my whole weekend at the hospital - and I am heading back there now, and will be staying there until Tuesday.
Stewart will be back soon. As always, thanks for reading!
After getting stomped in the election, Gary had to get away it all. So he took a Greyhound to Pinkerton National Park to drown his sorrows at Fern’s bar. Check out his guest appearance in today’s Pinkerton!
David Reddick’s new strip, Legend of Bill, debuts today. What’s it about, you ask? Here’s the blurb from the site:
Bill was tired of his 9 to 5 office job as a file clerk intern at the local castle. So he quit. Then Bill (and Frank, his faithful lil’ Blue Dragon friend and fellow intern) made a stop at Ye Ole Sporting Goods Shoppe, got himself the latest in barbarian chic, and the two of them set out on a great quest to find adventure!
I am proud to announce that “Stewart” is part of a brand-new cartoonist collective called Tall Tale Features.
Tall Tale Features is a group of six professionally-minded cartoonists who have joined forces to fight crime in the cartooning community. No, actually we’ve come together to provide you, the reader, a site that’s a “one-stop-shop,” linking to these quality comic strips:
• Dog eat Doug (by Brian Anderson)
• Pinkerton (by Mike Witmer)
• Imagine This (by Lucas Turnbloom)
• Legend of Bill (by David Reddick)
• The SuperFogeys (by Brock Heasley)
• Stewart (by Scott Metzger)
Head on over to Tall Tale Features to find links to each one and check ‘em out. Tall Tale Features also offers a blog filled with news about your favorite comics, pop culture musings and whatever else we feel like talking about. It’s also your source for the latest news on all the Tall Tale comics. Getting into the site a bit more, you’ll find bios of each of the creators on Tall Tale and a link to “TTF Radio” a podcast that will be starting up shortly, hosted by Tom Racine (of Comics Coast To Coast) and featuring the Tall Tale crew on a rotational basis.
Also, be sure to check out Tall Tale Features’ Forum. There you’ll find separate forums for all your favorite Tall Tale comics, along with other forums for discussing nonsense, movies, etc….and a place to plug your own work, too. We expect big things ahead and hope you’ll be there for the ride, and join us in the fun. See you there!
Join the Stewart mailing list and get Stewart in your email – FREE! All you have to do is send an email titled “I want Stewart!” to stewartthebison AT gmail DOT com. You will then be registered as an official Friend of Stewart and you’ll start getting Stewart in your email. It’s just that easy. As Gary would say, “It’s pretty thweet.”
As a Friend of Stewart, you will also get the occasional email with news and announcements about the strip.
Your email address will be strictly confidential. It’s not going to be sold, rented or shared with anyone. What happens on the Stewart list, stays on the Stewart list.
Shameless plug alert: I was interviewed on Comics Coast to Coast (Episode 22). If you’ve never heard of Comics Coast to Coast, it’s a weekly podcast about comics and cartooning hosted by Brian Dunaway, Tom Racine and Justin Thompson. They get all kinds of guests, from the up and coming cartoonists to syndicated guys (Mark Tatulli of “Lio,” Stephan “Pastis of Pearls Before Swine”, Brian Anderson of “Dog eat Doug”) — and they also did a great interview with Amy Lago from Washington Post Writers Group. I listen to this show regularly so it was a real pleasure to be a guest. I was on the show to discuss ending my previous strip, ”Tree” and to talk about “Stewart.” Check it out!
Justin, Brian and Tom are good guys and talented cartoonists. It was fun to be on their show.