Paskill Stapleton & Lord’s New Comic Strip Highlights the Painfully Funny About Life in Higher Education.
Glenside, PA – December 24, 2009 – Most would not see a connection between the terms “Higher Education” and “Humor,” until Paskill Stapleton & Lord partnered with Cartoonist Terry LaBan to publish “College Bound.” Focused on the funny side of life behind the scenes at our institutions of higher learning, the comic strip resonates with the faculty, staff and administrators of schools across the United States.
For the thousands of colleges and universities across America, 2009 was a roller coaster year. The recession took its toll on endowments and admissions. Colleges are readying for the shrinking high school application pool. There is humor, however, to be found within the changing landscape of higher education. In an effort to expose this humorous underbelly, Paskill Stapleton & Lord, the enrollment marketing and management firm for colleges and universities, introduced ‘College Bound’, a bi-weekly comic strip that highlights what is funny about the world of higher education.
Co-created by Paskill Stapleton & Lord and Terry LaBan, the author-illustrator of the nationally syndicated Edge City, the 4-6 panel ‘College Bound’ comic strip has tackled such topics as budget cuts, helicopter parents, social media, intransigent IT departments and college mascots.
Response has been good:
- “Thank you very much for this comic stip. As a college president, I’m always on the lookout for new material. Hopefully you won’t mind if I use some of your material from time to time.” Mike Mace, President, Rocky Mountain College
- “Love the cartoons…keep them coming. In these trying times we need all the humor we can get!” DeeDee Barnes Bruns, Assoc. VP for Enrollment Management , The University of Alabama at Birmingham
- “I loved the College Bound comic! Keep them coming. I will share them with our staff. We all need to take a break to smile once in a while.” Terry E. Stine, President, Boise Bible College
Paskill Stapleton & Lord sends the comic to recipients of its email list and publishes College Bound on the Paskill Stapleton & Lord blog.
About Paskill Stapleton & Lord
Paskill Stapleton & Lord is a marketing firm specializing in higher education marketing, recruiting and enrollment. The firm works with colleges and universities across America. Whether it is consulting on recruiting strategies, developing traditional recruitment publications, planning, creating and placing advertisement to attract adult students or developing web sites that engage the audience, there is always one goal; to recruit students that will graduate and value the experience enough to pay their fair share. For more information go to the website http://www.psandl.com.
About Terry LaBan
Terry LaBan has been a professional cartoonist since 1986, when he began his career freelancing political cartoons for the Ann Arbor News. In 2001, King Features Syndicate syndicated Edge City, a daily comic strip about modern family life drawn by Terry and co-written with his wife, Patty LaBan. It continues to run in papers throughout the country, and a paperback collection was published in 2007. He is creator of the comic book series Unsupervised Existence and Cud. His work has appeared in Blab, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, and Details, and he continues to work as a freelancer writer-illustrator for DC Comics and Disney. For more information go to his website: http://www.LaBanarama.com.