Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA – 4 January, 2002 – Erik Larsen has announced that cartoonist
Chris Giarrusso will be doing an all-new comic strip in the back of Savage
Dragon beginning with issue #93.
Giarrusso is perhaps best known for his work on Marvel’s “Bullpen Bits” and
the recent “Giant-Size Mini-Marvels” one-shot that reprinted past strips
alongside an all-new story. His new “Comic Bits” strip will be very much in
the same vein, but instead of solely poking fun at the residents of the
House of Ideas, Giarrusso will be satirizing the whole world of comics.
“Comic Bits” is the latest in a series of backup strips that has included
Chris Eliopoulos’ “Desperate Times” and Don Simpson’s “Megaton Man,” as well
as the current ongoing strips “Savage Tales” by Brian Blake and Nick
Derington and “Savage Dragonbert and Savage Brainbert” by Karl H.
“These are the best comic strips not found in your daily newspaper,” said
Larsen. “‘Comic Bits’ is a swell addition to the fabulous funnies section
that appears in the back of my monthly mag.”
Larsen was also quick to add that the new strip isn’t a substitute for an
existing strip or a feeble excuse that would allow him to goof off and
reduce the page count of his lead story. “I think it’s my duty to give
readers as much as humanly possible for their hard earned money,” he noted.
“Instead of cultivating an ad farm in the back of Savage Dragon, I’d just as
soon fill the book up with as much solid entertainment for your funny-book
dollar as I can manage.”
There are no interior ads in a typical 32-page issue of Savage Dragon.
Savage Dragon #93 (SEP011115) goes on sale in February.