Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Yehuda Moon Strip Has Ended

Yehuda Moon, a bicycling-inspired comic strip created by Rick Smith, has ended. I've read the strip, off and on for a couple years, but became a subscriber this spring, after I rode a 200K brevet with Rick.

Rick worked in the insurance industry, but left his job to stay at home with his two young children, while his wife returned to work. While he was at home, he started the strip. He's had some success with the strip over the past few years, but when I rode with him this spring, he was concerned, but hopeful, that he was close enough to earning enough with the strip and website that he could help support his family.

I can't find on Rick's website why he has decided to end the strip, perhaps he has decided to return to work (work other than the strip). I'll miss Yehuda's exploits, and Rick's dedication to helping make bicycling a safer transportation mode for all.

Good Luck Rick, and Thanks for all the Laughs.

Happy riding to you, Yehuda.


John Romeo Alpha said...

That's too bad, I'll miss reading that strip daily, but I wish him well and understand that changes come to all of us.

Steve A said...

I never read it too much, but it was always fine and sweet.

Jon said...

Yeah, I'm going to miss it. I understand the difficulty of making a living/having a life and doing a daily strip.

I have gone a couple of years, now, without putting out one of my comic books. And, they are far inferior to Rick's efforts!

twofeetofftheasphalt said...

I got hooked on YM just this summer. A few weeks back I went to the first [2008] and started through them. Now the time has come that what we have is all that we will have. -Ron

fwbikecommuter said...

I am bummed :-(

DAN said...

That is to bad. The strip steered me to cycling.