'Samy the Squid' by Cyrus Froning

his favorite comic strips are “Calvin and Hobbes,” “Garfield” and “Wizard of Id.” The nine-year-old like comics that are funny, but also have a storyline.

Cyrus has been drawing for years, but tried his hand at comics around October. The cartoon was inspired by his mother who asked him to create a  Christmas themed comic, which he did.

Samy the Squid was an ideal first character because “it’s the easiest to draw,” he said.


— Cali Bagby

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 18
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates