Herb and Jamaal
Herb and Jamaal is a comic strip by Stephen Bentley syndicated by Creators Syndicate. It is published daily and centers on the eponymous friends who run a diner together, inspired by the illustrator's experience at a high school reunion. and a desire to provide increased representation for black people in comics. According to Bentley, "Some of the characters in 'Herb & Jamaal' partially come from myself and people that I know but the full story is just a fantasy..."
Story and Setting
The strip centers around the title characters and the diner they run together.
- Herbert Johnson, a former quality control technician at the gas works, a schemer, but not underhanded.
- Jamaal J. Jamaal, a former NBA center for the Phazers (a fictional team).
- Sarah Johnson, Herb's wife.
- 'Uhuru Johnson, Herb and Sarah's daughter.
- Ezekiel Johnson, Herb and Sarah's son.
- Eula, Sarah's mother.
- Yolanda, the object of Jamaal's fawning affection. The feeling is only somewhat reciprocated.
- Kim, a postal worker.
- Mr. C, a blond customer who often visits the diner.
- Ed, a curly-haired diner patron.
- Reverend Croom
- Ernie, a taxi driver who also always wears sunglasses.
- "About Stephen Bentley". Creators Syndicate. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
- Resler, Jerry (1989-08-07). "'Herb & Jamaal' added to comics". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
- Bentley, Stephen (September 9, 2013). "Herb and Jamaal". GoComics.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
- Bentley, September 23, 2012
- Bentley, September 30, 2013
- Bentley, October 20, 2013
- Bentley, September 17, 2012
- Bentley, August 29, 2013
- Bentley, September 23, 2013
- Bentley, October 6, 2013
- Bentley, September 12, 2013