History ComicStrip / Gil

30th Jun '16 6:35:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedBully: Morgan constantly teases Gil over his intelligence and his weight, and actually gets upset when he gets a C on a test because he didn't fail it.
5th Jan '16 1:01:37 PM StFan
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''Gil'' began its life in 2008, after Norm Feuti (creator of ''{{Retail}}'') created and pitched a second series for syndication. It was a SliceOfLife strip featured a chubby, eight-year-old boy with a bright outlook on life and a huge imagination. This helps him deal with the reality that he lives with his divorced mother, Cheryl, who does the best she can supporting them on very little without the help of his father, Frank, who is a lazy slacker that rarely involves himself in his son's life. Despite the grim premise, the strip was focused largely on humor from its naive and optimistic protagonist and the people he encounters every day.

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''Gil'' began its life in 2008, after Norm Feuti (creator of ''{{Retail}}'') ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'') created and pitched a second series for syndication. It was a SliceOfLife strip featured a chubby, eight-year-old boy with a bright outlook on life and a huge imagination. This helps him deal with the reality that he lives with his divorced mother, Cheryl, who does the best she can supporting them on very little without the help of his father, Frank, who is a lazy slacker that rarely involves himself in his son's life. Despite the grim premise, the strip was focused largely on humor from its naive and optimistic protagonist and the people he encounters every day.



* {{Cancellation}}: The original run of ''Gil'' was cancelled when Norm didn't have time to continue it. After being uncancelled due to the comic being relaunched in newspapers by Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, ''Gil'' [[http://gilcomics.com/gil-coming-to-an-end/ was once again cancelled]] due to not enough newspapers running the comic. ''The Providence Journal'' [[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ has uncancelled]] ''Gil'' because of the outpouring of support following King Features Syndicate's cancellation of the comic.
6th Mar '15 7:04:29 PM thevisualboy37
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* GlamorousSingleMother: Intentionally averted - many strips directly or indirectly revolve around how difficult Cheryl's life is while trying to care for her son. One of the early storylines during the web comic era revolved around Gil begging for a birthday party at Cheesie Chester's (a Chuck-E-Cheese knockoff) until his mother finally broke down about not being able to afford to provide her son many of things he asks her. Another strip during the syndicated run even showed the readers that, as a factory worker, she gets no paid time off and debates sending her son to school sick simply because the family can't afford even one day without pay.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: [[http://gilcomics.com/comics/february-16-2012/ This strip]] features a fake ad for "the law offices of B.S. Slinger and Associates."
* GlamorousSingleMother: Intentionally averted - many strips directly or indirectly revolve around how difficult Cheryl's life is while trying to care for her son. One of the early storylines during the web comic era revolved around Gil begging for a birthday party at Cheesie Chester's (a ([[SuckECheeses a Chuck-E-Cheese knockoff) knockoff]]) until his mother finally broke down about not being able to afford to provide her son many of things he asks her. Another strip during the syndicated run even showed the readers that, as a factory worker, she gets no paid time off and debates sending her son to school sick simply because the family can't afford even one day without pay.
24th Nov '14 5:28:54 PM QWEJKDETFDE
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23rd Nov '14 7:30:46 PM Prfnoff
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''Gil'' didn't get picked up for syndication, and Feuti decided to upload the pitch strips online. After positive response from readers of his blog and fellow cartoonists, he launched it as a full-time webcomic. The strip never made money, but Feuti continued as a personal project at least partially due to its basis in his own childhood. Sadly, Feuti reluctantly ended it after a year's run due to the time commitment and the fact it wasn't able to support itself. However, Feuti never gave up on ''Gil'' and compiled the best strips from the web comic version for a second syndication package. This time, he successfully sold it and it began its relaunch in syndication by King Features Syndicate in early 2012. The premise of the strip hasn't changed, though all of the strips are new (with a few that are reworks of older material).

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''Gil'' didn't get picked up for syndication, and Feuti decided to upload the pitch strips online. After positive response from readers of his blog and fellow cartoonists, he launched it as a full-time webcomic. The strip never made money, but Feuti continued as a personal project at least partially due to its basis in his own childhood. Sadly, Feuti reluctantly ended it after a year's run due to the time commitment and the fact it wasn't able to support itself. However, Feuti never gave up on ''Gil'' and compiled the best strips from the web comic version for a second syndication package. This time, he successfully sold it and it began its relaunch in syndication by King Features Syndicate Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate in early 2012. The premise of the strip hasn't changed, though all of the strips are new (with a few that are reworks of older material).



* {{Cancellation}}: The original run of ''Gil'' was cancelled when Norm didn't have time to continue it. After being uncancelled due to the comic being relaunched in newspapers by King Features Syndicate, ''Gil'' [[http://gilcomics.com/gil-coming-to-an-end/ was once again cancelled]] due to not enough newspapers running the comic. ''The Providence Journal'' [[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ has uncancelled]] ''Gil'' because of the outpouring of support following King Features Syndicate's cancellation of the comic.

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* {{Cancellation}}: The original run of ''Gil'' was cancelled when Norm didn't have time to continue it. After being uncancelled due to the comic being relaunched in newspapers by King Features Syndicate, Creator/KingFeaturesSyndicate, ''Gil'' [[http://gilcomics.com/gil-coming-to-an-end/ was once again cancelled]] due to not enough newspapers running the comic. ''The Providence Journal'' [[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ has uncancelled]] ''Gil'' because of the outpouring of support following King Features Syndicate's cancellation of the comic.
12th May '14 10:27:35 AM Ngamer01
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* SundayStrip: The format ''Gil'' now runs in after being [[[[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ uncancelled]] by ''The Providence Journal''.

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* SundayStrip: The format ''Gil'' now runs in after being [[[[http://www.[[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ uncancelled]] by ''The Providence Journal''.
12th May '14 10:26:53 AM Ngamer01
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Though after two years since the revival, [[http://gilcomics.com/gil-coming-to-an-end/ Gil ended once again]] because of the lack of newspapers picking up the comic. The comic ended its run in newspapers on 12/29/13.

Gil can be read [[http://gilcomics.com/comics/january-2-2012/ on its official website.]]

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Though after two years since the revival, ''Gil'' [[http://gilcomics.com/gil-coming-to-an-end/ Gil ended once again]] because of the lack of newspapers picking up the comic. The comic ''Gil'' ended its run in newspapers at the end of 2013 until ''The Providence Journal'' [[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ uncancelled the comic]] on 12/29/13.

Mother's Day 2014, making Gil a [[SundayStrip Sunday-only feature]].

Gil can be read [[http://gilcomics.com/comics/january-2-2012/ on its official website.]]
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* {{Cancellation}}: Zig-zagged. The original run of ''Gil'' was cancelled when Norm didn't have time to continue it. After being uncancelled due to the comic being relaunched in newspapers by King Features Syndicate, [[http://gilcomics.com/gil-coming-to-an-end/ Gil is once again cancelled]] due to not enough newspapers running the comic.

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* {{Cancellation}}: Zig-zagged. The original run of ''Gil'' was cancelled when Norm didn't have time to continue it. After being uncancelled due to the comic being relaunched in newspapers by King Features Syndicate, ''Gil'' [[http://gilcomics.com/gil-coming-to-an-end/ Gil is was once again cancelled]] due to not enough newspapers running the comic. ''The Providence Journal'' [[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ has uncancelled]] ''Gil'' because of the outpouring of support following King Features Syndicate's cancellation of the comic.


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* SundayStrip: The format ''Gil'' now runs in after being [[[[http://www.normfeuticartoons.com/blog/gil-returns-to-providence-journals-sunday-comics-page/ uncancelled]] by ''The Providence Journal''.
15th Feb '14 8:44:47 PM Ngamer01
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Gil can be read [[http://gilcomics.com/ on its official website.]]

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Gil can be read [[http://gilcomics.com/ com/comics/january-2-2012/ on its official website.]]
2nd Jan '14 10:47:29 AM XRay
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: {{Discussed}} by Gil and Shandra [[http://gilcomics.com/comics/july-18-2013/ here]].
2nd Jan '14 10:41:05 AM XRay
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* BlackBestFriend: Shandra to Gil.
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