Rent-A-Thug #94 – Rules For Criminal Success #68
March 5th, 2008

Rent-A-Thug #94 – Rules For Criminal Success #68

This strip was inspired by a line in a song: “if you run you’re only gonna die tired”. I can’t remember off-hand what the song is called or even whose line it is, but it’s from the Black Metal album by Ill Bill and La Coka Nostra. Which, despite the title, is actually hip-hop and not metal. I actually mentioned in a blog post back in September, come to think of it.

Mr. Nixon appears in this strip based almost solely because I haven’t drawn him in a while. I like to try to rotate the characters that appear in the strips to keep in practice drawing all of them. Nixon’s gun, on the other hand, is a new design. I was originally going to have him spin around and pull out an MK-35 (which is the Rent-A-Thug world’s equivalent of an AK-47), but I decided against that since the MK-35 is large and fairly bulky and it gave me an excuse to design a new SMG. This new design doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s based on the AKSU-47 submachine gun. Semi-relatedly, it occurred to me that Nixon’s favoured weapon is supposed to be a Tommy Gun but I’ve never actually drawn him with one. I should probably do something about that in the future.

I’ve gotta play me some God of War: Chains of Olympus on the PSP now though, so thanks for reading and see you again on Friday!

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