November 13th, 2017

Edison Lee Celebrates 11 years!

by John Hambrock

The first daily strip, Monday, November 13, 2006.

On November 12, 2006, I started down an uncertain path as a syndicated cartoonist. I had no idea what to expect, how long the path would be, or where it would take me. Eleven years later I’m happy to report that it has been a tremendously satisfying journey, second only to my marriage and raising my kids. Looking forward, I have no Idea where I’m headed, but I’m not worried because I’ve always let the characters chart the course and drive the momentum, and so far they haven’t let me down. The moment the strip becomes predictable is the day I call it quits.

I want to thank King Features for believing in me and continuing to support “The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee”. I want to thank all of the great newspapers that carry the strip, their readers, and all the folks who read online for giving me a reason to get up in the morning to let this rambunctious cast of characters take over my day. Thank you to my children for their patience and understanding as I rushed to meet deadlines. And a very big thank you to Anne for her tremendous contributions and unwavering support through eleven years of this roller coaster ride of a profession.

Looking back, would I do it all over again?

Yes.

 

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