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'Savage Dragon' Strips! Chris Giarrusso signs on for all-new backup strip

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[Comic Bits]ORANGE, CA - 4 January, 2002 - Erik Larsen has announced that cartoonistChris Giarrusso will be doing an all-new comic strip in the back of SavageDragon beginning with issue #93.

Giarrusso is perhaps best known for his work on Marvel's "Bullpen Bits" andthe recent "Giant-Size Mini-Marvels" one-shot that reprinted past stripsalongside an all-new story. His new "Comic Bits" strip will be very much inthe same vein, but instead of solely poking fun at the residents of theHouse of Ideas, Giarrusso will be satirizing the whole world of comics.

"Comic Bits" is the latest in a series of backup strips that has includedChris Eliopoulos' "Desperate Times" and Don Simpson's "Megaton Man," as wellas the current ongoing strips "Savage Tales" by Brian Blake and NickDerington and "Savage Dragonbert and Savage Brainbert" by Karl H.

"These are the best comic strips not found in your daily newspaper," saidLarsen. "'Comic Bits' is a swell addition to the fabulous funnies sectionthat appears in the back of my monthly mag."

Larsen was also quick to add that the new strip isn't a substitute for anexisting strip or a feeble excuse that would allow him to goof off andreduce the page count of his lead story. "I think it's my duty to givereaders 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 assoon fill the book up with as much solid entertainment for your funny-bookdollar 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.

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