After Cracked was sold by Dick Kulpa to a confusion of people, we were all out of work. The new owners wanted little or nothing to do with the former crowd. A lot of us wound up on a Facebook group page. Some stories are told, old pieces reposted and vague memories shared. And then, the administrator of the page, author and comic nerd, Chet Jasper Reams decided to try something new. Which was create new content.
Back in 2020, there was a presidential election. Maybe you read about it. Reams dropped me a DM and asked if I might consider writing up a short piece about the mascot, Sylvester, running for president. I'm sure I don't know if he contacted anyone else, but I said, "Sure." I tend to to that. I wrote up a bit and sent it in. Then something amazing happened. He got it to artist Bruce Bolinger to draw it! That was in late July, 2020. By the end of August it was posted on the group page.
Something new is bubbling now, but it got me to thinking about that article and I figured I should include it on the blog. So, this is