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Diesel Sweetie to launch January 8
Diesel Sweeties © Richard Stevens. Used by permission of United Media. All Rights Reserved.
What looks to be the first comic strip launch of 2007, United Media will launch Diesel Sweeties by Richard Stevens. Diesel Sweeties is about a love relationship between a robot named Clango Cyclotron and his human girlfriend.
The feature has been on the web since April of 2000.
Ted Rall who handles acquisition and development for United has this to say about the feature:
“It’s exceedingly rare for a comic strip to reflect its time in a timeless way. Diesel Sweeties is such a strip: engaging, fun to look at and, most of all, funny. A webcomics phenomenon whose work is understandably popular with hip and smart readers, Richard Stevens’ take on relationships and popular culture is easily accessible to everyone.”
Since this feature started as a web comic, you can see the strip on Richard’s web site.
The papers that have already signed up include: The Houston Chronicle, Rocky Mountain News, Seattle Times, Calgary Herald and Detroit News