Being Five is a comic strip about a kid named Georgie who blogs using voice recognition software (since he can't read or write yet). His parents installed the software so he could share his daily life with his long distance grandparents. Little do they know that Georgie's blog has become popular with readers from around the world. Yes, they should be better informed...but it's a comic strip :) I began the strip in 2006 when my own son was five. His perspective on life made me smile every day (and still does), so I wanted to preserve that humor in a comic strip. Thanks for visiting! ~George
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"Such a simple and brilliant concept. The 'simple' concepts are usually the best, but they are also the hardest to pull off well. Being Five succeeds in both" - Brian Anderson -
Creator of Dog eat Doug
"Five-Year-Old Blogger Keeps Comic Strip Format Alive"
Our newspapers' comic strips used to be a faithful go-to for a daily chuckle. But in the era of all things online, the "funny pages" may not have as many people laughing out loud. Wisely, artists like George Sfarnas are keeping the strip format alive by adapting it for the Web. His family-friendly "Being Five" comic strip is continuing to capture the attention of new, all-age readers with its publication in blog format. The comic also focuses on a blogger, albeit a unique one - a five year old who uses voice recognition software to get over his typing inabilities. "Georgie" blogs about matters like Spiderman Band-Aids, his mother's age-defying techniques, the family dog Charlie, cooties, Brangelina and even search engine optimization. Sfarnas was inspired to create "Being Five" after noticing his own young son's unique perspective on life, and decided to use his experience as a cartoonist to launch a new strip. As Georgie gets more followers and subscribers, this tyke with a lot to say could find his way into other medium as well.
~ Big Blue Dot