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WEBCOMIC ARTIST POSTS 300TH COMIC WITHOUT EVER BEING INTERVIEWED
PORTLAND, ORE. – August 31, 2007. Portland photo-comic artist Evan Nichols has posted 300 episodes of “Ask Dr. Eldritch” without ever being interviewed about his work. Despite launching the comic on Labor Day weekend in 2005, its creator has yet to answer questions from a reporter, blogger or webcomics commentator. “When I started, I asked myself if the world needed yet another webcomic about an ex-vampire-killer turned advice columnist who lives in a spooky Pacific Northwest mansion with a troll in the basement, and the answer was a resounding ‘Yes,’” Nichols could have told a journalist, if he’d been asked.
This streak was almost broken in May of 2006, when the commentary site Fleen.com mentioned “Ask Dr. Eldritch.” “My webcomic is a spin-off from my weekly humorous advice column of the same name, which addresses the problems faced by evil villains, superheroes, mythical creatures and ordinary people stuck in extraordinary circumstances,” Nichols might have replied to an inquiry, but none happened at the time.
Additional details, such as the comic’s 100% on-time posting record, consistent #1 ranking on PhotoWebComics.com and presentation of an award in the 2007 Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards, have also gone completely unexplored.