Mal and Chad Comic Strip by Stephen McCranie

Stephen McCranie created the comic strip Mal and Chad as a feature for his college newspaper. It's about a boy and his pet dog (there's a robot in there somewhere, too, so be still mah heart!) and if the premise looks familiar to you, you're not alone.

A lot of people have compared Mal and Chad to its archetypal predecessors (if you will): Calvin and Hobbes, Tintin and Snowy, Charlie Brown and Snoopy - and I think they're on the right track. Fifteen years after Bill Watterson retired and ended Calvin and Hobbes, the world desperately needs a replacement.

I, for one, am cheering Stephen McCranie and his super-fun creation on, and you should too. Check out Mal and Chad here: Link

P.S. Stephen is also kind enough to do a feature on Neatorama's Art Blog here.

P.P.S. Stephen also drew us this fantastic fan art (Thanks Stephen!)

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I bet the anti gun nuts are apoplectic over that.
If for no other reason I wish Stephen success.

The dog would be kicked out of school, if a student, by
the loons running them these days. I wonder if a banana can even be taken to school for lunch these days.
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There's a comfortable distance between archetypal similarities and copyright infringement. (I won't comment where I think this one falls.) Similarities aside, I do enjoy the strip.
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So, Alex, you won't mind if someone starts up a Neatoriffic blog that looks just like yours?

The face-on version of the dog is similar enough that Bill Watterson could sue this guy successfully.

The example was cute/funny, but you gotta be careful when you create stuff.
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