Next: “And Stay Down!”
Be there. Aloha.
As I said before, while Ryan’s Dad was on… hiatus… one of the cast was getting work. Specifically, Rooster showed up in Those Funky Idiots, by Tom Cherry. You can see the wide range of stuff Tom is involved in by checking out tomcherryexperience.blogspot.com. Tom and I have “shared” Rooster and Arlo Wazzo before, and I really like what Tom did with the characters.
But let’s begin at the beginning…
And one thing leads to another…
And that brings us to the bottom of the barrel…
Then Rooster found a kindred spirit… let’s hope that Gahan never finds out about this…
I don’t think I ever did a strip in which his parents wanted Rooster to be either a lawyer or engineer, but hey, it’s canon now!
Of course, it couldn’t end well, thanks to a certain stick-in-the-mud…
…And that’s what Rooster did on his summer vacation.
So tomorrow, Ryan’s Dad is back! Really…
…I mean it this time…
Next: “Some Months Later…”
Be here… Aloha…
I’m writing this under the assumption that nobody will be around to see it. I’m looking and I see that my last update was– oh dear God, February 2013?
Ok, here’s the deal: Ryan’s Dad will run with 6 new episodes over the next two weeks. There will be a slight (he said) break, then the final strips will run. And that will be it. I’ll keep this website up through the summer, in case anyone wants to peruse the archives.
I’m sorry for anyone waiting this long to find out what was behind Kat’s reaction to seeing Davis’s “new friends.” There is a reason for it, and that reason will be revealed here.
One more thing: While this comic “webfaded” for a while, my friend Tom Cherry signed Rooster to a Free Agent contract to appear in a couple of episodes of Those Funky Idiots. Tom has graciously allowed me to run those strips here, and that’s what I’m going to do before the new Ryan’s Dad strips run.
As I said, I have no expectations that anyone is going to see these strips (though I will post links to them on Twitter. I’m @RyansDadComic there). If you’re reading this now, you have no idea how grateful I am for your patience. I hope you enjoy these episodes leading up to the finale. Tomorrow, you’ll see how Rooster did in his brief role as “the new Vinnie.” Be there. Aloha.
I’ve always thought I should do more blog post stuff, ’cause that’s what all the other cool webcomics do. Problem is, it just seems like so much effort to put together a coherent post. Who has the time? Or energy?
I finally realized that I’m overthinking this. I’ve decided it might work better to think smaller and maybe just answer a question about the strip. Mostly these will be me just anticipating things you might have wondered, but feel free to ask your own questions.
So… why does Davis always wear orange?
Seriously, in the summer it’s orange polo shirts, in winter it’s orange sweaters. We’ve even seen him in a suit while wearing an orange tie. So, why orange? Well, I don’t know what Davis is thinking of when he wears that stuff, but I know why I color it that way…
…Because orange is a funny color.
Seriously. Think about your primary colors. Blue, red, and yellow. Bold. Exciting. Dramatic.
Now if you think about the secondary colors, that’s where the comedy lies. Green is mildly amusing. Orange is pretty funny. And purple is freaking hilarious.
That’s the reason. That’s it. Nothing else.
Hey everybody! Hope this coming Thanksgiving is good for you and your families. This begins the last two weeks of the current “season.” That’s six episodes.
Because Thanksgiving is indeed this week, I’m skewing the update schedule slightly. Updates will come on Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, then next week it’ll be Tuesday, Thursday and finishing up on Saturday. That’s a little unusual, but it I think it’ll give me the best chance to get these six strips done in this two week period.
By the way, would you like to know what I’m thankful for? I’m thankful that I get to do this. It wasn’t that long ago that having my own webcomic was something that wasn’t even on my radar. So I’m definitely enjoying this. I hope you like it too.