The Tick was created by Ben Edlund, and
first published by New England Comics in 1988. Irreverent
and funny in a world of macho action-adventure
characters, the Tick and his cautious sidekick Arthur
were a refreshing change of pace.
After developing a small but loyal fan base, The Tick
moved to TV, where he became a bigger star than Gary
Coleman (at least in height). As youngsters across
America ran around schoolyards shouting
"SPOON!," and college kids began getting up
early on Saturday mornings just to watch cartoons, it
became apparent that the Tick would soon eclipse even
Newt Gingrich in popularity (if not girth).
But with so much attention focused on television, the
Tick comic books (the Karma Tornado series) seemed just a
weak afterthought to the Mass Media audience that The
Tick and his new foes greeted on TV each weekend. Unfortunately,
FOX decided that The Tick was not attracting the right viewers (you're
just not right, are you?) and they canceled the show. There have been rumors of a
potential Tick animated movie... but if you need
your "fix" of The Tick, for now you'll
have to check out your local comic shop. For a couple of years,
Eli brought a touch of his own style of madness to The
Tick: Big Blue Destiny and The Tick: Luny Bin. But
now that Eli has moved on to new pursuits, you can check out new Tick
adventures in Heroes of The City and The Tick and Arthur,
brought to you by other talented artists.
About Eli Stone, artist and writer of The
Tick: Big Blue Destiny:
From The Tick's Back - A Candid
Interview With Eli Stone
From The Tick: Big Blue Destiny - Eli: I am NOT Ben
The Tick and
- New England Comics
The Tick on TV:
- Tick needs your help!
Tick on Comedy Central
Tick Fan Pages:
- SPOON! The Tick Headquarters
- Brandon's Tribute to The Tick
- The Original Tick Homepage
- Jeff's Tick Picts and Audio Clips
- The Tick Exhibit
Pena's Tick page
- Honk If You Love Justice!
Tick - Pazsaz Entertainment Network
- The Giant Circus of the Mighty
Tick Fan Pages - Audio
- The Tick Sound Archive
Tick Fan Pages - Speak (the
Tick Fan Pages - Other So-Called Heroes:
- The Die Fledermaus Page
- Sewer Urchin
Tick Fan Pages - Villains:
- The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at
Other! - How
else can you describe Barry, the "Original"
Tick, but well worth checking out!
John Mueller's Oink! Delightfully twisted
artwork reminiscent of Simon Bisley's work. Must
Disclaimer: The Tick is property
England Comics, and any images included in this fan
site are used (without permission) only to promote the
comic books, TV show, or Eli's work.
Eli - Gallery
Last updated July 24, 2006.