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Joe Thomas was just an average 16-year-old kid with super-stretching powers... until the Superhero Union went on strike and left Cityopolis defenseless from supervillains. Now Joe must become a scab super hero and hesitantly save the day!

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April 19th, 2011, 4:02 pm

Old Elastikid

Hello readers,

8-bitSilverSnake has agreed to carry on the torch of the Old Elastikid strip, before he decided to become a superhero and was just an average kid with super powers. I'll add in a link here so you can all go and view it http://oldelastikid.smackjeeves.com/

March 6th, 2011, 11:38 pm

Strip Reorganization

Hello readers.

My new comics have very little, if anything, to do with my old ones. They have entirely different characters and storylines. For this reason, I am deleting my old comics and moving them, along with all of the comments made on them, to http://oldelastikid.smackjeeves.com/

So if you want to read my old strips, you can go there.

January 29th, 2011, 8:50 pm

New Elastikid Strips

Hello.

I have decided to bring back Elastikid and take it in a new direction.

I feel that my strips prior to the series' retirement were rather unfunny, as they relied upon cheesy humor and throwaway gags. By throwaway, I mean that all of my punchlines and jokes could be substituted with any other daily "funny pages" joke of any other comic and be the same basic thing.

In writing my new strips which I will release in the next few weeks, I have gone in a different direction and decided to make Joe a "superhero," though a rather reluctant one given his normally non-caring attitude. I can now develop story arcs with many characters and have Joe use his powers in new ways (i.e. defeating super villains) rather than doing boring stuff like reaching around and grabbing a can of soda or catching a football or whatever else I had him do before.

I mean, who wants to read a strip about a kid with superpowers who never uses his powers for anything... well, super?

My strips will still (hopefully) be funny, as I have always portrayed my fictitious worlds through the lens of humor. As I went back and read my old strips again, I realized I've become a lot better of a writer since then and a lot of the strips could be way funnier. But then again, back then I used Elastikid to hone my comic writing skills and improve. I even have another successful ongoing comic strip, Comics I Made While Blindfolded.

I realize that those of you who have remained fans of this comic after its retirement came to like Elastikid based on the strips I have up, so I will leave them up and they will still be in the series canon. Thanks for putting up with the delay in this series' resumption. I hope you all enjoy the new strips! Please provide me with feedback on them and tell me if you like them, I do like constructive criticism.

October 28th, 2009, 1:06 pm

Elastikid Is Retired

Well, my first comic on SmackJeeves has finally come to an end.

I have made 129 comic strips of Elastikid. It has had a good run, but I believe I have used every joke and plot I can about a kid with super-stretch powers who has no villains to fight. It's starting to get old, at least in my mind.

Will I still write new Elastikid comics? Yes, if I get a really, really good idea. Otherwise, this is the end of the series. Apart from the Eurotrip saga,(you guys aren't missing anything by me not finishing it) all of the loose ends have been tied up. Joe's dad is back from Iraq, he has a girlfriend now, and he's nearly in High School.

I will continue to write new material and you can view my new comic, Comics I Made While Blindfolded, at
http://blindfolded.smackjeeves.com/

I encourage you all to read it, and favorite it if you like.

See you around.

July 27th, 2009, 2:56 pm

New Comic Later

Sorry for the delay in continuing the "Eurotrip" saga, but I'm going on vacation myself for about a week. Going out west to see the Grand Canyon, Salt Lake, stuff like that. Expect a new strip when I get back in a week.

June 26th, 2009, 8:45 pm

New Comic

New comic is in the pipeline, it just has to be proofread by my editor. Thanks for being so patient!

May 24th, 2009, 4:56 pm

New Comics Coming

I've been busy studying for exams during May, so I apologize for my lack of new comics. But never fear, Elastikid will continue with regular updates.

The new storyline is that Joe's dad finally returns from his tour of duty in Iraq. Hilarity as well as soul-searching ensues.

May 24th, 2009, 4:50 pm

New Comics Coming

Sorry about the lack of updates, I've been preparing for finals. But never fear, Elastikid will continue updates (along with my new comic strip called "Comics I Made While Blindfolded.")

For Elastikid, the new strips will be a storyline in which Joe's father finally returns from his tour of duty in Iraq. Hilarity ensues.

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