Let’s do Lunch

The reason the dad's shirt goes from white in the last strip to black in this one is due to a costume change because he will be playing a part in the next scene. What an auteur! Ahead of his time! It's not because Tim drew these two strips months apart and I just decided to place them consecutively. Nope, not at all. :)

The reason the dad’s shirt goes from white in the last strip to black in this one is due to a costume change for him to play a part in the next scene. What an auteur! Ahead of his time! It’s not because Tim drew these two strips months apart and I just decided to place them consecutively. Nope, not at all. 🙂

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Behind the Scenes

behind the scenesAs today is Sunday and it’s now becoming a tradition with me, here is an alternative to a black and white “daily” strip. We didn’t complete any full color Sunday strips, as I’ve mentioned before, because the Comics Syndicates didn’t require them as part of a submission and SCENE Magazine didn’t have a Sunday edition. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t write any scripts for Sunday comics. I believed that it was only a matter of time before we were syndicated across North America and having to come up with a new one every week.

Here is a scan of the first such script I wrote. It gives you an idea of the kinds of things I routinely demanded of Tim without much consideration for the effort it would cost him. “So, I’m seeing a full color Sistine Chapel ceiling with Dexter fist bumping the Almighty, who looks like Charles Schulz.” 🙂

RN Sunday Script 1