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The 30 Characters Challenge

Greetings! I hope you’ve enjoyed the 8 initial pages of R&A, but now it’s time for a little somethin’ different.

Both Jonathan and I will be participating in The 30 Characters Challenge, an idea spawned from prolific webcomic creator Tyler James, where in a group of writers and artists challenge themselves to create a brand new character for every day in November, whether it’s through illustration or words. It’s a daunting yet exciting opportunity to jumpstart our brains, meet new people, and simply celebrate comics and art.

There’s still time left to sign up, but if you miss it this year please show your support by following the creators on Twitter (or #30Characters), checking for updates, commenting, and sharing with your friends.

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Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 8

So this is it! For now, anyhow. Jonathan and I produced the initial 8 pages of R&A as a potential pitch and primer, so we hope you’ve enjoyed the misery thus far. There’s a great (if I do say so myself) story to be told here, full of staged PETA protests, washed up conformist hippies, ¬†and embezzlement — hopefully someday you’ll get to see it in its completion!

Without further ado, Page 8 (click to enlarge):

Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 8


Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 7

Enjoy.

Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 7


Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 6

I’ll be off to the illustrious New York Comic-Con tomorrow morning, so I thought I’d leave the weekend open with the next page of R&A, which is somewhat of a cliffhanger. I hope you can all manage to wait for page 7…

Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 6


Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 5

Click to enlarge!

Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 5

More soon…


Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 4

We’re back in action with the next page of R&A, after taking a brief time out for me to deliver my ramblings on Joaquin Phoenix’s hoax. In other news, Lohan is back in rehab, Snooki has a “book” coming out (ghost writer, anyone?) and more importantly, Tony Curtis passed away (RIP).

Spread the word of Roscoe and Alice, and send these pages to your mother, grandmother, aunt, and all of their bridge partners. Click to enlarge!

Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 4


Joaquin Phoenix Proves a Point

Sorry folks, unfortunately this isn’t the next page of R&A, but I did want to chime in on the recent reveal of Joaquin’s Phoenix and Casey Affleck’s recent stunt on the celeb-obsessed American public.

While my hypothesis from the get-go was that they were yanking our chains, Joaquin was able to keep a public persona in which he quit acting, became a rapper, grew an epic beard, and fell into self-destructive pattern of celebrity cliches that were a reality for most people, for about 2 years. That’s a long time to pull a stunt like that, particularly when falling into the downward spiral usually sparks interest in your pathetic demise from the tabloids and piss rags that folks buy at the grocery store checkout.

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Roscoe and Alice Find God #1, Page 3

Thanks to everyone to your positive responses for the first couple of pages of R&A! As always, click to enlarge! Page 3:


FUBAR = WWII + Zombies!

I just want to give a quick shout out to Jonathan’s work in the epic WWII zombie anthology that just debuted at Baltimore Comic-Con last weekend, FUBAR. He illustrates a story called DE GUERS, written by Stephen Lindsay that is truly awesome.

I know some folks are “over” the zombie thing, but I urge you to check it out (Diamond Order Code SEP100743). There’s 13 stories for a mere $12. Nothing says value like less than $1 per story and 168 pages.

Check out the official FUBAR blog, the FUBAR Facebook page, and you can even check out MOTHER RUSSIA, one of the 13 stories featured in the anthology. Who says anthologies are (un)dead?


Snooki Too Ugly For Real Life

The R&A blog is meant to be a stream of updates concerning our comic book. Not a tirade against reality television stars. But seeing as how it directly relates, I’m not ashamed to put in my two cents of the Jersey Shore “star”, Snooki’s recent comments (and worse, John McCain’s agreement) about being “too pretty” to go to jail. Observe:

Despite the fact that Snooki is one of the most disgustingly unattractive humans on the planet, this egotistical proclamation is unfortunately fairly accurate. In the eyes of the American public, she is too pretty to go to prison. There’s a way about us that we put celebrities on a pedestal from which they can do no wrong. With the era of the quintessential movie star long gone, we’ve been left with faux-stars that do nothing more than add to the already shameful reputations of Americans as a people and collect a fat paycheck for doing so.

So, Snooki, while you may be too pretty for jail, you’re most assuredly too ugly for my life.