Saturday, January 30, 2010


Sunday's strip is about urban camouflage. Who hasn't experienced a moment when all we wanted to do was hide from a boss, the police or a psychiatric counselor? And of course, it just happens to be the day we are wearing our hot pink sweater which does not blend into our office surroundings.
Clothing makers should design camouflage uniforms for everyday life. For example, are you sick of getting overwhelmed with office memos? Why not disguise yourself as the memos? Nobody will be bothering you then.
And what if you are walking down a sketchy looking sidewalk late at night? Chances are nobody will mug you if they can't find you.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dorf on Golf

This reminds me of a Simpson's qoute:

Homer: "What's a Tim Conway?"

Tim Conway: "Oh, about 120 pounds."

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday's strip

Sunday's strip had some hidden "jokes" that were too small to be legible. Here, I use the term "jokes" meaning "probably not that funny, so why did I even bother?" Anyway, here they are- fake snack items and a Wheel of Fortune puzzle:

Scroll down for the answer to the Wheel of Fortune puzzle.

Answer: Ren Hoek of Ren and Stimpy

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This recent In the Sticks comic documented the various ways to wear one's pants. This, however, is how a real man orders pants. If it works for a president, it will work the next time I go to Sears.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


This is what the writing and layout process looked like from today's strip. Click on it for a larger view, although good luck reading it. I have developed a technique for handwriting that is so small and illegible it could be used for covert CIA transmissions.
You can see some minor changes from the finished version, such as Dewey's "I'll go get some" line in the last panel. I changed it to "I'll go get those tees" as I thought the reader might forget what Dewey was talking about ten seconds ago in the first panel.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wednesdy's Strip

Here's the rough version of today's strip. This is about the most straight forward idea I ever had for a strip, and it's a pretty good one to use in the first few months as it works to establish the relationship between Cosmo and Del.

Del is eating No-Doze-O's cereal-the only breakfast food with as much caffeine as five cups of coffee. Kids go crazy for it and even crazier after they eat it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday's strip

This is the rough version of Monday's strip. Cosmo is much more menacing in first panel of the final version.

Who hasn't considered sculpting some wild topiaries (also a great name for a band) in the front lawn a la Edward Scissorhands? If your neighbors are especially annoying, you could even aim your lawn sculpture in their direction.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Woody Allen...The Comic Strip

Way back in the late 1970's, when the Yankees were good and a Democrat was in the White House (can you imagine?) a comic strip featuring Woody Allen hit newspapers. Here's an interesting excerpt from the cartoonist's book on the strip:

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Pantsless passengers, threatening underwear...the news couldn't be more exciting this week. In Thursday's In the Sticks strip the debate on proper pants height rages on.

Kids wear their pants too low? Old folks hiking their pants up to their bypass surgery scars? These railway passengers decided to steer clear of that whole Trump toupee and leave their pants at home.

Now we all know that any jokes about dropping bombs in your underwear while at the airport is completely off limits. Especially if you are a moron.

And speaking of college football, Monday's Orange Bowl may have been a match up of the two worst looking uniform pants ever.

But all is not lost. Some like to stick to the classics. You guessed it- indecent exposure.