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Goodness Gravy! "Holiday Out" is alive!! Again!!

Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Posted By: Jason Sacks

During the 1980s, author Michael Vance and a handful of cartoonists produced a comic strip called "Holiday Out" that was syndicated in more than one hundred newspapers, magazine, and fanzines during its peak. Three issues of "Holiday Out" were also published as a comic book by Renegade Press, but the complete run of the satiric comic strip has never been published…until today.

The first issue of "The Complete Holiday Out" is now available from Main Enterprises.

"I'm excited to be publishing `The Complete Holiday Out', and I thank Michael Vance for the opportunity to let people get a chance to see these rare treasures!" said Jim Main, Main Enterprises publisher. "The team who produced the comic strip worked so well together in these satiric fantasies. I'm sure many will enjoy these collections of some of the most offbeat comic material ever seen! I'm certain it will do as well as the very successful `Forever Green', which was previously published, .featuring a collection of "Holiday Out" strips primarily drawn by Richard "Grass" Green."

The first issue of "The Complete Holiday Out" features two comic book stories written by Vance and drawn by legendary artist Richard "Grass" Green (a founder of comics fandom) and Chas Smith. Vance is also known for his short stories set in the fictional town of Light's End, Maine. The story drawn by Smith, "Where Bright Angel Feet Have Trod", is the second Light's End story ever written by Vance. In addition, it publishes a six page section of "Holiday Out" comic strips

Vance has been published in dozens of regional magazines and as a syndicated columnist and cartoonist in over 500 newspapers. His book, "Forbidden Adventures", has been called a "benchmark in comics history". He also has written the comic strip Alley Oop, and comic books including Straw Men, Angel of Death, The Adventures of Captain Nemo, and Bloodtide. His current novel, "Weird Horror Tales" is available from Cornerstone Book Publishers, bookstores, and on-line retailers like

"The Complete Holiday Out" #1 is the first of sixteen issues, each a digest-sized comic book. Copies are now available at

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