The strip is the brainchild of two Archie employees — Ron Cacace, director of publicity & social media for Archie, and Vincent Lovallo, who serves as art director. They’ve done more than 20 strips featuring Archie characters, including the traditional Archie gang as well as some of their horror line characters, like Vampironica.
“We created Bite Sized Archie because we were looking for a new way to deliver funny and relevant comics content directly to our dedicated fans on social media,” said writer and Archie Comics Director of Publicity & Social Media Ron Cacace. “We’re continually amazed and humbled by the positive feedback from readers of all ages. And getting to add the series to a platform like Tinyview, where a whole new audience will be able to follow along weekly alongside our current readers on social media, it’s such a wonderful feeling and we’re so grateful for the opportunity.”
While new strips will continue to appear on Archie’s channels on Fridays, TinyView will post them on Thursdays. If you aren’t familiar with TinyView, it offers curated comics you can scroll through easily on your phone. It was founded by the father-and-son team of Rishi and Raj Lalwani, and The Nib’s Matt Bors currently serves as an editorial advisor.
“I never would have thought that my random lunch break doodles of Archie and Jughead would set the style for the company’s first ever web comic series,” said Lovallo. “I’m very grateful to Ron, my comrade in comics, who pushed the concept for the series forward and continues to deliver smart, relevant, and fun stories that anyone can enjoy.”
In addition, a Bite-Sized Archie collection, which will feature 16 strips, will be available on comiXology starting June 2. It will include “exclusive bonus features,” as well as character sketches and behind-the-scenes conversations from the creative team.