After 14 years and an almost countless number of appearances in Sydney Star Observer (OK, we could have actually counted them, it just seemed like a fairly onerous task), the cartoon strip Living With Adam is coming to a close. The strip, which debuted in 1989, is one of the newspaper’s most widely read sections (surveys reveal that it is second only to the front page news story in terms of readership) and is also printed in gay and lesbian community newspapers in Melbourne and Auckland. Cartoonist Jeff Allan (pictured) told the Star he was sad about the strip’s impending close, but he had been wanting to pursue other work and start a new cartoon strip for some time. The strip’s final appearance in the Star will be in our issue appearing on Thursday 25 September. An exhibition of 25 original strips will also be held at the Bayswater Gym from 18 October (running for two weeks) as part of the Kings Cross Festival. The exhibition launch will include an auction of the final strip, with proceeds going to the Positive Living Centre.

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