Finally… The New Story

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Gosh, it feels good to post a new comic. I’ve really missed sharing Zip and Li’l Bit’s adventures with everyone online.

For all the long-time readers of Zip and Li’l Bit, thanks for coming back. I hope you won’t hold the lengthy hiatus of the strip against me, and that you find the new story to be worth the wait. For all the new readers, welcome to the show. I hope you enjoy Zip and Li’l Bit in The Captain’s Quest, and if you do, be sure to check out their other adventures: “The Upside-Down Me” and “The Sky Kayak.”

The new design for the site looks great, doesn’t it? For the update of the site, I relied on my friend John Bintz and the magic of ComicPress. I’m really happy with how it’s turned out and appreciate all his hard work in putting it all together.

As you may imagine, without any new comics, the amount of people checking in on this site has dropped pretty low. If you’re a fan of Zip and Li’l Bit, please help me spread the word that we’re back in business. If you can blog about it, tweet it, mention it to the dude who bags your groceries, stand in the middle of the street and yell it at cars, anything you can do to help me get readers back to the site would be awesome, and really appreciated.

New pages will be posting every Sunday, starting next week. So check back on March 21st to find out what happens when the Captain goes after his first whale and what, if anything, this has to do with Zip and Li’l Bit.

15 Responses to “Finally… The New Story”

  1. Mike Lynch Says:

    This is grand news and I am looking forward to the new ZIP AND LI’L BIT story. So glad that you are able to make the time to create this third adventure. I’ve been a fan since the beginning!

  2. Paul Says:

    Woo, so glad to see a new adventure beginning! Can’t wait for more.

    Also, I love how you can zoom in on any panel. That’s a great feature.

  3. Rachael Says:


  4. Jonathan Mahood Says:

    Congrats Trade! Can’t wait to see how this one unfolds.

  5. Trade Says:

    Mike, I’m a lucky dude to have you as a fan, and friend, since the beginning.

    Paul, Thanks for the encouragement. More comics on the way.

    Rachael, I love your enthusiasm, WOO!!!

    Jonathan, Great to have you back on board.

  6. mike Says:

    YAY! I can’t wait to set sail on this new adventure, Trade! Great to see a new story up. :)

  7. Garen Says:

    Hurrah! What a lovely surprise to see a new Zip n’ Bit adventure!

  8. Richard T Says:

    Yay! Trade’s back in business! Our wait has been rewarded. Now if you can just make ti a daily.

  9. Trade Says:

    Garen and Mike, Glad to have you back for the beginning of the new story. I think you’ve both been aboard since near the beginning of Z&B. I appreciate it.

    Richard, A daily? Are you crazy? I’m not the inkstud you are. I even notice the your daily strip is in color now too. You’re the man.

  10. Ellie Says:

    Yay! What’s funny is I was wondering latly about Zip and Bit lately, since I’ve forgotten to check the site after the last story ended. I can’t believe that was back in 07/8!! Wow.

    Going to read the pages that are up of the new story now……

  11. Trade Says:

    Hi Ellie,

    Thanks for the comment. It’s great to have you back. I can’t believe so much time has passed since the last story either. I don’t feel like I’ve been a lazy person, but maybe I have. It’s either that or time is just passing by way too fast.

  12. Zip and L’il Bit: The Captain’s Quest « Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog Says:

    [...] Some excellent news: Trade Loeffler has been working on a new Zip and L’il Bit story that he’s begun to serialize: The Captain’s Quest. [...]

  13. So good it makes my brain hurt! « Jaggedsmile Says:

    [...] Trade Loeffler’s web comic Zip and Li’l Bit is one of those beautiful treasures that makes my heart race. It is such an incredible, sweet, funny, playful, joyous body of work, and he has so perfectly captured the true essence of comic greats of the past, that I’m tempted to say everyone else should just quit trying. There are three stories so far- Upside Down Me, Sky Kayak, and now Captain’s Quest. [...]

  14. Alex Hallatt Says:

    Oh boy – I’m going to have to take my seasick tablets to deal with the wallpaper here, though….


  15. Trade Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Good to have you aboard, just remember to take those seasick tablets the night before you look at the wallpaper. Otherwise, they don’t seem to work so well.

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