Monday, December 31, 2007
May your resolutions stick and 2008 be your best year yet.
Yeah. This was originally done after the first Lord of the Rings movie came out.
I resolve to... oh never mind. :)
Keep on cruisin'
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
See you in 2008.
Keep on Cruisin'
And away we go...
Growing up, my Dad was always threatening to give us I.O.U.'s for Christmas. It never happened though. I guess Mrs. R.O. had soemthing to do with that. :)
Ironically enough, in reality this year I'm giving my brother, the real life inspiration for Mel Nudell, an I.O. U. because one of the items he wants doesn't come out until after Christmas. I guess art really does imitate life, huh?
A complete fabrication, but it does seem like something R.O. and Mel (not to mention their real life counterparts) might try.
Yep. R.O. said this one.
Every kid has probably thought of this one once or twice. Ha!
I got a big kick out of seeing one of my young cousins try to figure out where the batteries went on a toy that did not require batteries once. It was just too funny not to use.
That's it for this Christmas and another year is almost behind us. I look forward to seeing you all here in 2008.
Keep on Cruisin'
Sunday, December 16, 2007
With apologies to Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Stewart. :)
Like Sgt. Schultz, Honey has learned to "see nothink!"
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
As we all settle in this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, may we all take a moment to remember those people, places, and things that are important to us. In that regard, I would like to thank my family, Bobby, Margaret, and Wesley Nash (the real R.O., Honey, and Mel Nudell) for not only supporting me in my career and enduring the fun I poke at them in these strips, but for being the best family a guy could have. I love ya, guys.
I've added the customary commentary below each strip.
Another one of those taken from real life strips. My Dad actually made the only dieting between meals comment. Naturally, it ended up here.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This first strip is from 1992 and is one of the earliest drawings of R.O. I had done. I thought the idea of him sleeping on the job was very funny at the time.
This second strip is from a year later, 1993. If memory serves (darned CRS) this was the start of the R.O./Mel war of the jokes. I thought the gag worked well, but the expression on Mel's face as he peeks around the open door in that 2nd panel really sells it. I only did a handful of strips with more than one panel. While they can work, I felt that the Life In The Faster Lane strips worked so much better as single panel gags and have stuck with that formula to this day.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
I'll just let these strips speak for themselves.
Keep on Cruisin'.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Keep on Cruisin'
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Hopefully, this will not require a lot of explanation. Comics for $1. A good idea and I was proud to be asked by the editor at the time, Ron Fortier (who would later help launch my pulp writing career with an invitation to write a Lance Star story) to submit a Life In The Faster Lane proposal. Learn more about Mr. Fortier at http://www.airship27.com.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the imprint did not last long, but I did have a few covers put together for consideration.
The covers and interiors for Just A Buck Comics [JABC] would have been black and white, but for fun I colored this piece and found great use for it in the Life In The Faster Lane store, which can be found at www.cafepress.com/fasterlane (sorry, can't resist an opportunity for a free plug). This image looks great on a mug, by the way.
Ah, the old stand by. I've gotten a lot of use out of this image. A color version of it is also used at the Life In The Faster Lane store, which can be found at www.cafepress.com/fasterlane (sorry, that free plug thing again).
Y'know, this little walk down memory lane has really gotten me stirred up to make another attmpt at a Life In The Faster Lane book. Keep an eye out here for more information.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Here are some of the best bonding moments between RO and Mel and RO and his car.
Isn't it amazing how differently father and son view yard work?
If you think you suffer from Melaphobia, please consult your physician. Itis anaffliction that impacts anyone who... well, anyone who knows Mel. :)
Not something she ever said, but R.O. did love that car.
Ah, Recyclo-Bob strikes again. This was actually going to be used as a cover for a series of $1 titles that never materialized called Just A Buck Comics. That's why it's taller than normal for these strips. The only change before posting was applying the normal Life In The Faster Lane logo. The one I used for the cover was slightly different.
Honeyknows that sometimes it's best to simply stay out of the line of fire.