About "The Gentleman from Lickskillet"
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"The Gentleman from Lickskillet" is a satirical comic strip by writer Steven J. Allen and illustrator Kevin Tuma.
The featured characters are Randall Dill, a member of Congress, and his family, staff, friends, and constituents. Dill's daughter, Maggie, a precocious ten-year-old, appears frequently. Also featured are politicians, bureaucrats, media figures, and others intended by the strip's creators as representatives of political and cultural orthodoxy.
The strip is updated daily, Monday through Saturday. Most of its storylines are broken into six-strip arcs.
The strip debuted on January 12, 2009, with a sequence satirizing plans for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
The Web site ConservativeHQ.com licenses the strip for daily publication, but the strip's creative team is editorially independent of the site. [UPDATE: Due to a change in plans for ConservativeHQ.com, that Web site ended its sponsorship of TGFL on February 2, 2010. The creators of "The Gentleman from Lickskillet" are currently seeking new sponsors.]
As with most other comic strips, a version is available for print publication.
"The Gentleman from Lickskillet" has a conservative/libertarian viewpoint. It has been described as an attempt to create a conservative alternative to liberal/progressive strips such as "Doonesbury" and the strip-turned-animated-cartoon "The Boondocks." The creators also list "Li'l Abner," "Pogo," "Bloom County," and "Dilbert" among their influences, along with television programs ranging from "South Park" to "The Andy Griffith Show."
The strip's writer, Steven J. Allen, was press secretary to U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton, senior editor of Conservative Digest, and vice president for communications of the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a K Street think tank. He has a B.A. and an M.A. in political science from Jacksonville State University, a law degree (J.D.) from Cumberland School of Law, and a Ph.D. from the College of Science at George Mason University.
The strip's artist, Kevin Tuma, illustrated comic book adaptations of "The Twilight Zone," "The Green Hornet," and "Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective." He has drawn cartoons for Cracked, Cybercast News Service, The American Conservative, and publications of the Cato Institute.