Lakewoodites – The Comic by Rob Masek

The Lakewood Observer


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Lakewoodites is a comic strip about life in one of the most densely-populated suburbs in America, Lakewood, Ohio (just a stones throw from Cleveland). Published on a bi-weekly basis in the Lakewood Observer, the comic features real local businesses, business owners and residents. A few businesses used in the comic (either as the focus or in the background) have been Jammy Buggars, The Place to Be, Melt, Pet’s General, the Root Cafe, the Detroit Theater (R.I.P.), Hixsons and Rozi’s Wine House. As far as people who have been featured…well most of you know who you are.

Masek is an independent graphic designer/illustrator by day and underground cartoonist by night. He has been drawing Lakewoodites since 2009 the same time he started his own business, MASEKcreative! In his spare time he likes to create websites for obscure comic strips and write about himself in the third person.

The Lakewood Observer invites the entire community to celebrate the vibrant mosaic of culture, nature, history, and personality we call Lakewood. Our goal is to help Lakewood residents and neighbors learn as much as possible about the city. In its efforts to know Lakewood par excellence, the Lakewood Observer illuminates the many facets of culture, arts, business, education, religion, and lifestyle this diverse city has to offer.


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If you or someone you know wants to be in the comic, just submit a photo and I’ll be happy to ink your likeness the comic initiating you into the Lakewoodite infamy. Keep in mind there is no cash for being chosen, only the fame and glory that inevitably follows being featured in a comic no one has ever heard of before.

Also, if you have a killer idea for a comic I’m always happy to hear it. Even if it’s just a general topic you’d like to see me address, please contact me at the email below and I’ll see what I can do.

See you on the Back Page of the Lakewood Observer!

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