Rent-A-Thug #90 – Rules For Criminal Success #36
February 25th, 2008

Rent-A-Thug #90 – Rules For Criminal Success #36

The Five-O are back but this time there’s no shooting, just some good old fashioned bribery. It just occurred to me how long of a streak of appearances the police have been on lately. There aren’t any cops in the next one, but there’s another one on Friday. Weird, since it was entirely inadvertant.

I’ve done enough Rules For Criminal Success strips over the past couple of years that by now I’ve managed to shave the time it takes to draw one down to practically nothing. Most of them are written in well in advance (I have twenty-some ready to go right now, in fact), but the art process of layout, pencils, and inks is down to around an hour for most strips. Some take longer, usually if they have a lot of panels, a lot of black , or are otherwise more complicated than normal. I’ve gotta say that I like knowing that I can finish a comic that quickly since my buffer is starting to dwindle and I may need to knock out a strip on update day a couple of times before the school semester ends.

Walt being in this strip reminded me that I need to finish up the script for the Rent-A-Thug short story that’s slated to appear in Tales From the Harbor Volume 4, since I have to provide a page count pretty soon. I’ve also got a hockey story for a University of Alberta publication that I need to get cracking on.

Thanks for reading, everybody, see you on Wednesday!

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