When asked why, WPWG Comics Editor Amy Lago replied: “It was a financial decision, and John has a number of other projects that are requiring more of his time.”
“Bo Nanas” — which stars a monkey — began in May 2003 after Kovaleski’s year-long participation in WPWG’s “FineToon Fellowship” program for aspiring cartoonists.
Kovaleski proposed to his wife in the feature in 2004, and even had Bo attend a comic strip version of the wedding the next spring. In 2005, Andrews McMeel Publishing released “Monkey Meets World,” a compilation book of “Bo Nanas” strips.
A shame. While my paper didn’t carry the comic, I did read that first collection and found it to be an above-average strip.
You can read some recent Bo Nanas strips here.