Storm Bear

Help Deflower A Bear

Filed By Storm Bear | April 22, 2008 6:04 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: gay cartoons and comics, san francisco chronicle

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When Doonesbury creator Gary Trudeau announced a 3 month vacation The San Francisco Chronicle started looking for replacements based on public input. I am submitting Town Called Dobson for their consideration and need your help. Find out how after the flip.

The editors were impressed with the 200 messages received concerning Darren Bell's Candorville (highly recommended) and added it to their line-up. The Chronicle is still looking for new blood so I am asking TCD fans to try to surpass 200 letters. (I get more than that many hate mails a day, surely fans can do better?)

This is not a race between Darren Bell and I, it is a hope that more progressive strips can be represented in the printed press of America. If anything, put in a good word for Darren and Candorville.

So if you enjoy Town Called Dobson, please send your kind comments (or naked, straining outrage) to David Wiegand at his published addresses below. If you are a subscriber, cut out your mailing label and staple it to a TCD strip and include it in your letter.

[email protected]


David Wiegand
Executive Datebook Editor
The San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

I make you this promise, if I am successful and land a gig in the San Francisco Chronicle, I will tell you the story of my Castro District roommate who got his butt-plug stuck.

Besides, doesn't all of San Francisco deserve Gay Agenda Daisies?

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Done. :) If you send one for Stormy, leave a copy in the comments section! Let's show him some love!

From: [email protected]
Subject: Town Called Dobson
Date: April 22, 2008 8:28:15 PM GMT-04:00
To: [email protected]

Mr. Wiegand,

I'd like to recommend that the Chronicle pick up the comic strip Town Called Dobson. The author, Storm Bear, is one of the contributors to my blog The Bilerico Project.

Bilerico Project is one of the largest LGBT political blogs in the nation and Storm has dealt with a gay and gay friendly audience for a year. He has consistently been one of the top contributor favorites since he joined the staff. Most of the readers have no idea that Storm is actually a straight guy; they just know him as the funny guy who draws great strips.

His comics are regularly not only funny, but thought-provoking. He's tackled the War in Iraq, black history, national politics and gay rights with equal aplomb and humor. I have to admit, I've learned quite a bit from his commentary under the strips too.

I think he'd be just as big of an asset for the Chronicle as he's been for The Bilerico Project. I'd be happy to talk to you about Storm's quality of work at any time.

Bil Browning

Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | April 22, 2008 9:34 PM

Deflowering a bear......probably commands a hefty sum.

But De-bearing a flower.....priceless.

I await that cartoon.

Don - did you write an e-mail to the publisher of the San Fran Chronicle? If not, I'd imagine your request will be delayed. :)

Done! I really hope you get this, Storm!

Thanks Waymon! Much appreciated.

from: Serena Freewomyn
to [email protected]
date Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 3:00 PM
subject Town Called Dobson

David Wiegand
Executive Datebook Editor
The San Francisco Chronicle
901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Dear Mr. Wiengand,

I am writing to support the inclusion of A Town Called Dobson in your regular comic strip offerings. I enjoy reading it every day over at Storm Bear is witty and his strips are actually very educational, as well as being funny. I'm sure your readers will agree.

Thank you for your consideration.


Serena Freewomyn
Contributing Editor, The Bilerico Project