QUICK APPLIANCE REPAIR ... the second comic strip title I started. It's about two idiot brothers working for their Dad in the family appliance repair business. This is the 7th strip I did of them and the one below it if just a few from the last ones I've done so far.
You can see the evolution in the strip with them this close. Also, even though this may represent the last 15 or 16 years of me actually publishing these strips... they are actually older. I started Drawing QAR in the early 90's which makes it's closer to 30 years that I've been doing them. I was just stockpiling the comics till I could figure out what to do with them. When I started my self publish monthly comics paper, I ran it for four years. During that time I printed six comics each month of QAR and never ran out of the strips I had drawn before I started the paper.
Special cross over guest today, Herman the Psychotic Chicken from the MISSISSIPPI SWAMP DRAGONS comic strip.
124 pages collected of this strip for $8 HERE in print
or HERE as a PDF for $3
This collects around 15 years of the comic strip all in one book. The MOSTLY HUMOROUS series.
What a coincidence that Herman was the first throwback comic right before this one....mmmmm...
I'm starting a Comics Throwback. Each week we will take a look as characters from one of my original six humor comic strips. Today it's the MISSISSIPPI SWAMP DRAGONS comic title. The first one is from the early days and the second one is from fairly recent so you can see how much they've changed over the years.
This one features Herman the Psychotic Chicken, one of the Swamp Dragons ( Bubba... the other one is Bill ) and Knothead the Clown. I actually have a 1930 GE Refrigerator like the one in the strip... and it still works.
One very noticeable difference over the years is the darker outline I use on the main characters in the strip to make them stand out even more. MSD is the first comic I ever did. Herman my first character I ever fully created. April of 1984. This chicken is 35 years old. For the first four years I wasn't even sure what to do with him. I paired him with an ape... it didn't work for me. Then Knothead came to me and later on the Swamp Dragons and it all fell together. Years later the ape was used in another strip paired with a caveman.
SEASON TWO of the ROSCO youtube series has updated with it's first episode. Click the AD below to go to the full playlist. If you've kept up with the webseries just scroll to the last one and if you haven't they're all there. WOO!
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Andy B. Childress