Stone Soup debuted in November of 1995. It is distributed to over 300 newspapers in the U.S. and overseas. You can also read it online, and even have it emailed to you for free every day. Go to gocomics.com/stonesoup.
Stone Soup in the Media
Praise for Stone Soup
There are some cartoonists I admire for their beautiful artwork. There are some cartoonists I admire for their brilliant writing. And there are some cartoonists I admire just because they are great people who are fun to be around. And then there is Jan Eliot, creator of Stone Soup, who I admire for all those reasons and more. She manages to breathe life into pen and ink drawings and makes you believe they are real people that you care about, and can't what to see what they'll do next. And she does it day after day, year after year. That's an incredibly difficult thing to do.
—Brian Crane, creator of Pickles
Jan Eliot is a gifted writer and her drawing is a joy. Her creativity comes from the heart and from that curious place where laughter springs when you need it the most. Her cartoon strip is a must-read for everyone trying to make sense of it all.
—Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse
Reading Stone Soup is like an evening spent sharing stories with good friends until you’ve laughed yourself back to a reasonable perspective on life.
—Jim Borgman, co-creator of Zits
Jan Eliot has reached a plane of genuinosinormity (my word… dibs) with her characters and stories that’s rare and elusive.
—Jerry Scott, co-creator of Zits and Baby Blues
Jan Eliot has been spying on my family. There’s no other explanation why Stone Soup so accurately captures the absurdly realistic yet painfully funny antics that go on in my house. Stone Soup is a window into the gloriously flawed American family.
—Meredith O/Brien, author, A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum