This is the beginning of a two week story from 2002. I think it’s pretty funny. And it’s the reason why I get thrown out of newspapers. I had to replace the dialog in two of the strips. When you see two strips on a page, the first is the original, and the second is what was published. Hey, beastiality can be a real knee slapper.
If you wonder about my fixation with trailers, that’s because I grew up in one. It was pretty miserable. Me, my sister and my mother and father in a tiny thirty foot trailer with no plumbing. We had to poop in pots. Loved it.
Here’s Beardo and Quacko trying to ameliorate their marital difficulties…
Frau and I are back in Northern Virginia for the weekend. Last night at Pistone’s Italian Inn in Fall Church, some of the ladies told me how much they like my hair. Tomorrow I’m getting a haircut.Also some Visine.
I put it off because I couldn’t find a good barber down in Florida. There’s only one way to do that, and it’s by trial and error. I’ve had so many bad haircuts in my life. Today I’ll drive up to Herndon, Virginia to the Dulles Park Barber Shop. Good barbers there. No women barbers. Something about a woman cuttinEdit Postg my hair, I just don’t like it. I feel like I’m in a beauty parlor. I remember my first and second haircuts. Number 2 was in a real barber shop. My father took me. I was three years old. I even remember the barber. Later on he committed suicide. My father said it was over a woman, but I suspected that I was somehow involved. My first haircut was traumatic. I’ll see if I can locate an old photo and post it later.
Continuing with strips from 2002, the Piranhas throw a big bash for Bayonne’s finest…
This story is from 2002. At that time i was doing a bunch of comic book work, so I got my friend and fellow cartoonist Jay Scruggs to help me. He inked this along with a bunch of other strips in that time period. Notice the neat lettering. I created a set of fonts. I actually drew 5 sets of fonts along with the kerning etc. Then I wrote a little program which rotated through the 5 sets of fonts while I was typing. That was so the letters varied and made it look less that they were typed. If you notice, compare a few of the letters. Occasionally they repeat, but more often they don’t. After the comic book work ended I went back to hand lettering.
Sorry I’m late. I notice that I spelled “discard” wrong. Check Saturday’s entry and you’ll see how that happened.
I’m back up at my joint on the Chesapeake. Loinfruit had been living here for the past 8 months or so while Frau Grace and I were in Florida. He recently moved into Arlington Virginia for his new job. What did we come back to? He’s a young bachelor. You know what that means.