Universal Uclick Celebrates Twenty-Five Years of "Real Life Adventures"
Kansas City, MO (March 24, 2016) – Universal Uclick(UU) celebrates the 25th anniversary of Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich’s popular comic strip, Real Life Adventures, on March 24, 2016. Real Life Adventures originated on a slow day in the office in 1991, when Gary Wise decided to team up with friend and advertising counterpart, Lance Aldrich, to create the comic panel. Since then, Aldrich has handled the writing, complemented by Wise’s illustrations.For the last two and a half decades, Real LifeAdventures finds humor in the everyday slog—bosses, cheating at golf, eating over the sink, toenail clippings, clogged pipes, clogged arteries, and parking crooked at the mall—to the delight of fans all over the world.
Adrich and Wise consider their slice-of-life depictions as a commentary on the simple nuances of existence. As Aldrich once told The Washington Post, “I think most people live the same kind of lives we do. There’s nothing extraordinary in most people’s lives. And it’s just the daily little stumbles, you have to have humor to get through it. I think most people in a certain age range and a certain stage of life relate to our cartoon."
About the Authors
Originally from Detroit, Gary Wise attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He entered into the advertising world in the `80s and has been practicing ever since. Wise continues to live and work in Michigan.Also from Michigan, Lance Aldrich graduated from Michigan State University. He entered the advertising world because it required no knowledge of math, and he was very successful—even receiving a few awards. Aldrich continues to live and work in Michigan with his wife and cats. He is, as he was in advertising, still afraid that people will discover that he actually has no idea what he’s doing.
About Universal Uclick
Universal Uclick is the largest independent content syndicate in the world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political cartoons and other content for print, Web and mobile devices.Universal Uclick provides editorial development, licensing and other distribution services for iconic brands such as Doonesbury, Dear Abby, Miss Manners and some of the most significant comics in history, including Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse, Cathy, and Ziggy. Recent standout successes include Lio, Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy, Big Nate, and Phoebe and Her Unicorn. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms. For more information on Universal Uclick, visit UniversalUclick.com. To stay informed about news pertaining to Universal Uclick, its content and creators, follow the company’s Twitter handle @UniversalUclick.
GoComics, from Universal Uclick, is home to many of the most popular comics and cartoons in the world. GoComics.com is the Web’s largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips and webcomics, offering new, fresh and free contentevery day. Classic and iconic comics include Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Ziggy, and Dilbert. Recent successes include FoxTrot, Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, The Boondocks, and Cul deSac. GoComics is also home to Comics Sherpa, the site where aspiring cartoonists can showcase their and receive feedback from the comic community. With content from critically acclaimed comic creators, Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonists and the hottest up-and-coming talents, GoComics is guaranteed to have something that will make you smile. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its free mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms.