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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Sam & Joe / Cloudy with a Chance of Snow


PN has been waiting for a snowy forecast before posting Jared Moser’s creative work for December. Without such a forecast until Dec. 28, 2021, we’ll go ahead and post his monthly comic with a program note from WONC-FM 89, North Central College’s student-run music radio station, where Moser is music director.

“WONC-FM 89 will feature Christmas music playing all Christmas Day!” noted Moser. “Have a good one!”

Sam & Joe / ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Snow’ by Jared Moser

Sam & Joe’s Brief Bio

“Sam & Joe” is a comic strip featuring a couple of colorful characters created by Jared Moser. Look for Moser’s silliness, frame by frame, again to be featured almost monthly online at www.positivelynaperville.com.

Find the comic strip printed in the monthly publication, too.

Cartoonist Moser, hailing from Wheeling, Illinois, attends North Central College. Now a junior, Moser recently changed his major to entrepreneurship, with minors in journalism and media communications and animation. He plays volleyball and golf for North Central, resulting in receiving ACVA national player of the week, and conference freshman of the year for volleyball. Now a junior, Moser added that he is now the head music director for WONC 89.1, North Central’s award-winning radio station.

After a chance meeting in February 2020 at the North Central College WONC Radio Station (89.1 FM Pure Rock), Moser submitted samples of his work. In March 2020, Positively Naperville’s publisher began running his comics featuring a couple of his buddies, Sam and Joe. 

Moser says “Sam & Joe” started off “as a doodle in a middle school note book, and with the influences of Calvin & Hobbes, and Big Nate,” the teenage “best friends” grew into the bickering sidekicks they are today.

Originally created in black and white, Moser depicts Sam & Joe reacting to seasonal activities and special holidays. During the summer of 2020, Moser turned his comic strip into living color.

Enjoy the monthly episodes of these best buddies in print and online!

And for holidays 2021, discover Naperville!

Eat your heart out with Dine Naperville!

Find accommodations for visiting guests during overnight stays featured at Visit Naperville.

Where to find ‘Sam & Joe’ in print…

“Sam & Joe” will be presented again in print in the monthly publication, available in the rack at one of 25 Positively Naperville pick-up locations around town.

Find distribution racks at Quigley’s Irish Pub in downtown Naperville (And stop by Quigley’s for New Year’s Eve Dublin Time at 6PM Dec. 31. Pub closes at 8PM New Year’s Eve.), Caputo’s Fresh Market on 111th Street at Route 59, Garden Fresh Market in Hobson West, The Boxes in Cress Creek Square Shopping Center as well as Casey’s Foods and Oswald’s Pharmacy in Naperville Plaza, to name a few.

In response to a concerned reader who wondered about foot traffic at her favorite pharmacy where copies of PN always seem plentiful in the rack, let us assure her the pharmacy is busy, especially during the holidays.

And yes, readers have been picking up the printed publication. Simply note that racks are replenished regularly throughout the month to help keep them neat with copies available until the next issue. PN’s press date usually is set for the Monday before the first day of the month.

For January 2022, PN in print will begin distribution on January 6. ‘Tis the season when we print and deliver late so the publication does not get thrown out with the Christmas wrapping paper.

Thanks for reading! Enjoy seasonal merriment, past and present, with Sam & Joe! Happy holidays! Be safe.

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