Rip Haywire

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Rip Haywire is an American serial comic strip written and illustrated by North Carolina artist Dan Thompson.[1] It is a comic version of action/adventure strips like Indiana Jones, James Bond and Steve Canyon for the Dilbert generation. United Feature launched the strip in newspapers beginning 5 January 2009.[2][3][4]

Times-News has published the Rip Haywire comic strip since March 2, 2009.[5]

Main characters[edit]

There are three main characters: Rip Haywire, his cowardly collie TNT and his ex-girlfriend Cobra Carson.[1][6]

In a later strip, they are joined by an orphan kid they dub R.J.

In an interview with Times-News, Dan Thompson described his characters as the following:[7]


According to Madison Taylor, an editor of Times-News, the serial has detractors and fans among the paper readers. Some dislike serials, some desire more humor and less intrigue. Some like it because "it’s different than anything else" Times-News publishes and "it's also got an quirky sense of humor."[8][9]


  1. ^ a b ""Rip Haywire" swings onto comics pages". Denver Post. January 13, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert Greenberger (December 12, 2008). "'Rip Haywire' gets Syndicated January 5". Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Alan Gardner (December 10, 2008). "United Media launches Rip Haywire by Dan Thompson". The Daily Cartoonist. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Tom Mason (January 14, 2009). "Q&A: Dan Thompson and RIP HAYWIRE". Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ Madison Taylor (February 22, 2009). "Coming soon: Rip Haywire, directly from Graham". Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rip Haywire - Meet The Characters". United Feature Syndicate. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ Mike Wilder (February 22, 2009). "Comic strip's creator mixes adventure and humor". Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ Madison Taylor (November 23, 2010). "Art imitates life, maybe". Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ Madison Taylor (September 16, 2010). "The bully pulpit". Retrieved June 10, 2011. 

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