Updated on 16 October, 2021
The animated cartoon, Close To Home, was syndicated by Postmedia last year and now the company has made the choice not to publish the cartoon anymore, according to Gilland. For some time, Postmedia had been airing the cartoon on various channels, but it was a hit or miss at that time. Gelfand said that it wasn't the advertising that attracted people to the cartoon, but the writing. "We wanted something that spoke to us, but we didn't want a mainstream cartoon that we knew we could never really get behind," he said. He admitted that there are a few people who still read the comic through online sources, but for most of the audience, they have stopped reading the comic.
Close To Home started as a weekly strip that ran in the Financial Times. The strip depicted an imaginary world where cartoonists from all over the country live. One of the comic strip's characters was Kimbo the Nailer, a professional street fighter. People liked Kimbo because they could envision themselves actually going toe-to-toe with this fictional character.
It was then deemed offensive for a gay strip to be shown on the same day as Kimbo. It sparked a number of conversations. Some people supported the gay community, while others decried it as tasteless exploitation of a character. Others thought it simply showed how popular Kimbo is. In that vein, the sole character of Kimbo the Nailer is considered offensive to many people.
Many comic book retailers like Top Cow and Wal Mart have pulled the comic from their stands. There are mixed reactions to this. Some retailers have made note that the lone ranger may not be entirely gay, but it was intended to poke fun at straight guys. Others believe that comics are meant to be enjoyed by everyone, especially those who are targeted for the target audience. This is especially true of portrayals of minorities in the media.
The one-panel comic strip features a daily strip that takes place from the point of view of one character. Each day the strip consists of a new panel taking place. Panel titles are usually one word or a short phrase. A two-panel story follows a week, but only focuses on one story for each day.
Kimbo the Nailer has been drawing a lot of attention since his appearance on the comic strip. Recently he was featured on the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. There have been a few different videos online that show off some of the humor that Kimbo the Nailer brings to the table. One particular video shows the cartoonist at the gym surrounded by other guys in a gay pride celebration while talking to the camera. This may have been deemed offensive to a segment of the gay community.
The ongoing plot of Close To Home Comic is centered aroundoma celebrity chef Kimbo the Nailer and his quest to be the best chef in the world. He is joined by his nemesis Chef Kwon, a South Korean chef who does not allow the pizza lee to compete. This comic strip features various karaoke performances by Kimbo as he attempts to impress the crowds.
With a background as a cartoonist, Kimbo the Nailer has gained quite the following. People from all over the world have gravitated towards his unique sense of humor and his one-panel comic strip format. Due to the popularity of the strip and the fact that it continues to see new installments, many companies are looking into publishing this one-shot comedy series. A home DVD release would continue to build upon the success of the initial release. It is expected that the franchise will continue to be a hit for years to come.