This is great stuff! I actually study liver regeneration and in our field the ‘myth of Prometheus’ is a big deal. I never thought this could be so funny. Can I use a couple of your comic strips in my talks?
Comment by Udayan Apte — November 25, 2008 @ 2:51 pm
Any ideas come to mind about any of the other prisoners-of-Zeus suffering cruel and unusual punishment (Tantalus, Sisyphus)? I’d think it would be easy to combine Sisyphus since both their punishments involve big rocks.
These are brilliant! Its amazing that you can deliver so consistently with a guy chained to a rock having his entrails eaten by an eagle, or at least that’s how I tried to explain it to my wife. “That doesn’t sound too funny” was her response. But it is!
Michael is having the same problem as me. By the way, please no more anal jokes. All the rest of them are funny, but on the one where the eagle said “14 want you to have colonscopy,” you showed me what it means. And holy s*** that’s disgusting! (well it’s not so gross I’m probing myself right now i swear) Post this on Failpix.net, or is it .com?
Genius! May I post a strip on our fusion website? Links back and all. Our site exists to support scientists who are working with aneutronic fusion (no neutrons, no radioactivity). In the improbable, but not impossible event that they succeed, it will be stealing starlight from the gods. We should be prepared for the consequences. : )
I just wanted to ask you if I could use a stripe for a project, were learning about greek mythology and I wanted to use in the newspaper project we have. I will mention to the class and teacher that the comics are yours. Email me soon, Thank you.
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Hi Mark! It is alwys a great pleasure to visit your cartoon and enjoy some Prometheus humor. Great work. As I told you in my previous posts I work on liver regeneration and count on the ‘promethean myth’ (which is actually true) that liver regenerates. We are trying to harness the power of liver to regenerate to treat various liver diseases. May be this can give you new ideas to come up with new prometheus cartoons. Good luck!
Hi Mark! It is always a great pleasure to visit your cartoon and enjoy some Prometheus humor. Great work. As I told you in my previous posts I work on liver regeneration and count on the ‘promethean myth’ (which is actually true) that liver regenerates. We are trying to harness the power of liver to regenerate to treat various liver diseases. May be this can give you new ideas to come up with new prometheus cartoons. Good luck!
Sometimes when cartoonists “retire”, their work is rerun (started over) in their “member newspapers” from the beginning. Charles Schulz (Peanuts) and Lynn Johnston (For Better or Worse) are two good examples. I’m a new reader of Ekathimerini (English version) this year. Are there any plans to rewind the clock for Prometheus and start over with your first cartoon again? I sure hope so. It’s working out very well for Charlie Brown and Snoopy.
All the Best,
Holargos (Athens), Greece
Highland Village (Dallas), Texas USA
Comment by Steve Hansen — August 29, 2011 @ 10:02 am
Only if I find a publisher to do it–I self published some books collecting the first year’s worth of strips (you can find it on the “Prometheus in print” page at the right). But I haven’t sold enough to break even, yet.
(I did contact a publisher several months ago, but I haven’t gotten a response yet)
Ah yes. The economics of publishing in today’s world. Crazy. I feel we are finding our equilibrium as a civilization. There are some talented people (like you!) making cool works of art/social commentary. Which you make available for free on your site, and open source. So how do you get rewarded for your efforts? The self-publishing route is only useful if you’re over a certain level of visibility. I suppose you could do a kickstarter to guarantee a minimum of purchases before publishing (perhaps a “best of”). What kind of aggregating services are out there? Back in the old days, people got their comics all together, with big specials on Sunday. Is there an amazon of comics now, where you can see the best all in one place, and start to see the connections between them? And the rankings? That would help you find and build your audience. And an aggregator might have ways to set things up for products. I long for a world in which folks who generate creative content can feel confident to sit there and work on their creativity, while someone else is making sure they get exposure and helping connect consumers with their work – so that they get a flow of income in proportion to the impact their work has on others. Something that’s fair and that ends up effectively rewarding the good stuff and getting people to focus on the important things. “Sustainable art”. Instead we live in a weird world where mechanical reproduction devalues humans, and also, an artist is worth more dead than alive – at least his works sell for a lot more. More finance wishes on my Citizen Budget Balancing App page.