John Hambrock, COME ON DOWN!

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

I like game shows, especially “The Price is Right.” Since Edison launched in 2006, I’ve written more than a dozen “Price is Right” strips. I like to take the basic premise of the program and add my own “what if” elements to it.

Recently I received an email from the agency that represents George Gray, the announcer on the show. George had really liked the strip that ran on April 26 and wanted the original. I happily obliged, signing the art and sending it off to him. In return, he offered to sign one of the other show strips for me. To my surprise, and delight, Drew Carey signed it as well. It’s a real kick when folks I’ve featured in the strip enjoy Edison and ask for a copy.


Here are some of the others I’ve done over the years. I’m putting these in order, from earliest to latest. Notice the difference in the characters.



This last strip featuring the “Hot Wheels” car is the one George requested.

If you’re interested in reading the series I wrote where Orville appears on the show and makes it all the way to the Showcase Showdown, go to the calendar above and scroll back to 3-16-09. Or you can see a few of the highlights by clicking here.