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The three-week series begins Monday, Aug. 11, and budges aside the current story line, which has been finished for months. Most cartoonists work months in advance of what you see published. Unlike many artists, Batiuk works almost a year in advance.
The story is about a comic writer who gets the assignment of a lifetime -- writing Superman. When he gets stuck, a buddy says he needs inspiration and drives him to visit the house where it all began. Batiuk drew the house based on photos he took that day and turned out a smart little story.
Thanks to Rob Corns for the lead on this story.
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