The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 29, 2005


CCI Annual Meeting to host a conversation with cartoonist Darby Conley
© 2001 Darby Conley
Comics fans are invited to meet and hear from Darby Conley, creator of the wildly popular comic strip "Get Fuzzy," who will be a guest at the annual meeting of Carlisle Communications, Inc on Thursday, May 12. Conley, who was born in Concord, spent his preschool years in Carlisle before moving away to Tennessee, where he grew up. He returned to Massachusetts to attend Amherst College, where he earned a fine arts degree in 1994.

Conley's strip, which first appeared in 1999, is carried in hundreds of newspapers in this country, including the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Seattle Times, and in several languages worldwide. Conley's books, which include The Get Fuzzy Experience, Fuzzy Logic, Say Cheesy, Blue Print for Disaster, Groovitude, and The Dog is Not a Toy: House Rule #4, have sold over half a million copies and topped lists of best-selling comics.

The strip, named the Best Newspaper Comic Strip by The National Cartoonists Society in 2002, has been described as a "witty take on relationships between the species" involving just four main characters: Bucky Katt, a "sharp-fanged, self-absorbed," house cat; his "mild-mannered" owner Rob Wilco; Satchel, the "most kind, generous, and stupid-talking dog ever to appear on the funny pages;" and Rob's best friend Joe.

All Carlisle townspeople are invited to attend a conversation with Darby Conley on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 pm, at the offices of the Carlisle Mosquito, 872 Westford Street (opposite Acton Street). A business meeting for members of Carlisle Communications, Inc. will follow at 8:30 p.m.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito