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Boy on a Stick and Slither

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Author(s)  Steven L. Cloud
Current status / schedule  Infrequently updated
Genre(s)  Existential Humor
Website  http://www.boasas.com/
Launch date  1998
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Similar  Fetus‑X, Diesel Sweeties, Goats, Beaver and Steve, Scary Go Round

Boy on a Stick and Slither (also called BOASAS) is a webcomic by Steven L. Cloud.

Contents

Strips usually feature a short, pithy and sometimes surreal exchange between the title characters. The strip is characterized by dry and cynical humor.

Boy on a Stick and Slither is a member of Dumbrella, a webcomics collective. In April 2007, the comic was picked up by United Media. It had been syndicated online at Comics.com until February 2009, and is currently hosted on its own website. The comic was published thrice weekly (expanded from twice weekly in 2004) and has recently started updating again in May 2011 after a hiatus since July 2010.

Characters

  • The Boy is literally only a head on a stick, despite which he is something of an idealist.
  • Slither the snake, who tends to be more of a skeptic.
  • Other recurring characters include:

  • Nancy, a tooth who fights injustice
  • Florida Cracker, a right-wing cracker from Florida
  • Frickles Mudcat, a catfish who is running for President of the United States and is only ever seen in one fixed pose
  • God, who is depicted as a cloud with lightning bolts for arms with a bottle of beer and a cigarette.
  • In Print

  • Material from Boy on a Stick and Slither was included in Attitude 3: The New Subversive Online Cartoonists.
  • Boy on a Stick and Slither appeared weekly in the Charlotte Observer/EYE from 2007–2008.
  • Boy on a Stick and Slither appeared in the October 2002 issue of Esquire Magazine (p. 70)
  • Boy on a Stick and Slither appeared weekly in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (2001–2002)
  • Interviews and Reviews

  • Steven Cloud was interviewed by "The Edmonton Journal" for a feature on Webcomics.
  • Steven Cloud was interviewed by "The Jackson County Floridan" for a feature article on Boy on a Stick and Slither and San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Boy on a Stick and Slither was featured in the article "Nihilism is Easy: the Theory of Entropic Narrative or Webcomics and the Death of Culture" for the "Webcomics Examiner".
  • Boy on a Stick and Slither was "reviewed" by Michael Whitney for "Comixpedia".
  • References

    Boy on a Stick and Slither Wikipedia


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