Rip Haywire

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Rip Haywire
Author(s)Dan Thompson
Current status/scheduleCurrent serialized daily strip
Launch date(syndication) 5 January 2009; 10 years ago (5 January 2009)
Syndicate(s)United Feature Syndicate

Rip Haywire is an American serial comic strip written and illustrated by North Carolina artist Dan Thompson.[1] It is a comics version of action/adventure entertainment like Indiana Jones, James Bond, and Steve Canyon for the Dilbert generation.[citation needed]

Publication history[edit]

United Feature launched the strip in newspapers beginning 5 January 2009.[2][3][4]

North Carolina's The Times-News has published the Rip Haywire comic strip since March 2, 2009.[5]

Main characters[edit]

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

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

Rip marries Breezy Easy, a young lady with fiery red hair, on August 27, 2016.

In an interview with Times-News, Dan Thompson described his Rip, Cobra and TNT 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". Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. 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". Archived from the original on October 3, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
  8. ^ Madison Taylor (November 23, 2010). "Art imitates life, maybe". Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  9. ^ Madison Taylor (September 16, 2010). "The bully pulpit". Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011.

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