Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. LarsMN

    LarsMN said, 9 months ago

    This one made me laugh. But really? How many kids under 10 years old today know who George Takei is?

  2. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Well, Joey is not your average kid.

  3. Stella S

    Stella S said, 9 months ago

    Every Trekkie (and their relatives who are forced to watch endless Star Trek shows as a kid) knows who George is.

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The point here is that Joey knows George Takei through his Facebook postings. He may not even be aware of the original Trek cast. That, at least, is how I read the gag. It’s the perception of a kid today, with little knowledge of anything older than last week.

  5. Scyphi

    Scyphi GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    As I understand it, George’s been enjoying some popularity on the social networks, but I didn’t think it was THAT popular.

    On another note, Maria’s advice isn’t ALL bad. Don’t know exactly what her dad writes for a living, but using Facebook (or like networks) to promote it is a sound idea, and now done by several authors trying to promote their works.

  6. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Scyphi

    As for the level of George’s Facebook popularity: it is pretty well recognized, but at the same time, this is a comic strip- so some exaggeration is in order.
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    And, as for authors promoting their work via Facebook: it may depend on how many friends you have. How many people are seeing and sharing? John and I both do it. How effective it will be in the long run remains to be seen. So far I haven’t had any big offers as a result.

  7. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 9 months ago

    I guess Joey doesn’t know Maria’s last name.

  8. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Comic Minister

    I’m not so sure we do. As with a lot of comics kids, Maria hasn’t been assigned a last name, and her parents haven’t even been given first names.

  9. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I love all my comics here, but would not want to reread them all on FB. The only one I see regularly on my page is One Big Happy (and I come HERE every day that I’m online and FB never when traveling and not every day at home).


    GoComics has a tab open most of my days.

  10. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    If he posts an illustration of a cat now and then, that may help his popularity.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    I dare anyone to give Calvin’s parents first names. And their last name.

  12. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    OHHHH MYYYY!!!! ;D

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    The one person who has the right to has never chosen to do so. Same mystery applies to Dexter of DEXTER’S LABORATORY.

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