Are You Reading Murray Geister: Paranormal Investigator? No? Get On It!

Panel from Murray Geister: Paranormal Investigator, by Dakota McFadzean.

Sometimes I suspect people don’t realize Prairie Dog (an oft taken-for-granted Regina treasure) is running maybe the most ambitious newspaper comic serial in North America right now. But we are, and let me tell you,  Dakota McFadzean’s excellent Murray Geister: Paranormal Investigator deserves far more attention than it gets (i.e., virtually none).

Murray Geister is the story of an aging ghost hunter who, unfortunately for him, is skeptical about the supernatural. Is an eerie noise coming from that hole in your wall? Murray’s going to rule out mice before he even begins to entertain the notion that your house is haunted. Yes, Geister wants to believe, but he’s not going to delude himself into seeing things that aren’t there.

Unfortunately, this really screws up his ability to make money, since he’s not in business (such as it is) to rip off the gullible.

The 57th installment of Murray Geister hits streets (and the Internet!) Thursday. In the meantime, you can catch up on the first 56 installments here. This is an amazing work of comics literature by a Regina-born-and-raised master cartoonist that’s published in two Saskatchewan newspapers (us and Planet S). It’s really quite something, and yet I get almost no feedback on it outside of our writers (all drooling fans).

What’s the deal? Does no one here “get” Murray Geister? If that’s the case, it’s frankly a little embarrassing for this city.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

2 thoughts on “Are You Reading Murray Geister: Paranormal Investigator? No? Get On It!”

  1. For me…one of theeeee Best comic series I have ever seen ……waiting for his Scrooge dark night of the soul !

  2. It’s great having a Regina cartoonist with an aging ghost-hunter comic storyline, nothing wrong with that.
    Being distributed bi-monthly on 2 SK small papers is the only reason it’s not getting the attention it could achieve.
    Readers raised on daily newspapers are used to their daily strip cartoons.
    Of course the Internet is the true frontier now for all comics.

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