Barkeater Lake is an online comic strip by cartoonist Corey Pandolph, originally published by United Media as part of its "GoComics" webcomics from early 2004 through January 5, 2007. Pandolph began publishing the online strip independently on January 22, 2007.
On September 4, 2009, shortly after the strip returned to GoComics.com, Pandolph announced the strip would end its run October 31, 2009.
The ensemble strip, taking place in the titular small Adirondack Mountains town in New York state, revolves around the surreal, picaresque misadventures of big-city expatriate Delores Tanzini, eccentric locals, and the two owner-proprietors of local gathering spot Chuck's Bar: Chuck, a former Olympics bobsled contender and coach, and Banks, a jaded and erudite anthropomorphic dog. Recurring characters include Delores' mother, the vodka-sipping evil mastermind Sabrina Tanzini; Sabrina's ex-husband and present butler, Winston; and what is eventually revealed, after several guest appearances, as hallucinations involving the fallen angel Satan, tired of his career and looking to settle down.
Regulars in the strip have included Allen, a young, hapless pharmacist; and Jack, the principal at the local high school, where the attractive young Delores teachers physical education and coaches the varsity football team.
Cartoonist Pandolph was born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains town of Saranac Lake, New York. He and his wife, Kristen MacIntire Pandolph moved to Portland, Maine in 1998; there Pandolph began illustrating for a local alternative newspaper and eventually sold Barkeater Lake to United Media.
- United Media Barkeater Lake "About" page
- United Media/United Feature Syndicate/Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Feature Bank
- GoComics.com: "Laughs Tracks" - "New Comic: Barkeater Lake!"
- Mike Durrett, About.com Web Humor columnist, official blog
- Originally scheduled through January 6: The Daily Cartoonist, 'Barkeater Lake comes to end," by Alan Gardner, December 4, 2006
- DrinkAtWork.com January 8, 2007
- Pandolph, Corey. FakeRockstar.com: "All Crazy Things…", September 4, 2009
- Universal Press Syndicate: The Elderberries - "Meet the Creator: Corey Pandolph"
- United Media's GoComics.com - Toby
- Universal Press Syndicate: Elderberries
- United Media's GoComics.com - The Elderberries
- United Media's Comics.com October 2005 "Strip Auctions for Katrina Relief"