Rent-A-Thug #255 – Charlie No-Aim Goes to College part 8
April 10th, 2009

Rent-A-Thug #255 – Charlie No-Aim Goes to College part 8

I did this one last night after I finished inking my trial page for ‘BotCops. I like how it turned out, but I’ll have to draw a bit more of it before I can make a call on whether I want to do it regularly or not. I’ve got a couple of other ideas I’ve been toying with, too, so maybe I’ll give some of those a shot before making a decision.

The premise for this particular strip was really easy to come up with, but the specific dialogue took a bit of thinking. At first I tried to come up with a porno parody for “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen, which I was forced to read in an English class in my second year of university. It was great if you like books where nothing happens. At some point during the process I became incredibly amused by the title “Thundercock 4”, so I just made up a book with a pretentious-sounding name that sounded similar. Like the last professor, this one is also based on one I’ve had (my first-year English prof). The room is based on the room in the Humanities Building that I had that English class in, as well.

Also, as I write this the Edmonton Oilers have just scored their third unanswered goal against a battered Calgary Flames team. Shawn Horcoff just shovelled one past Miika Kiprusoff  to chase him from the net. Oop, before I even finished typing that, Mike Cammalleri managed to beat Oiler back-up goalie Jeff Deslauriers go get the Flames on the board. I’m disappointed that the Oilers are out of playoff contention, but any time the Flames lose is a good time.

Holy crap, they’re coming fast and furious. Patrick O’Sullivan just wired one over the shoulder of Calgary’s back-up, Curtis McElhinney (whose name I’m pretty sure I just butchered). Good on him, he’s been in a bit of a funk lately.

Thanks for reading! Have a good weekend and I’ll see you next Monday!

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