This is from 2009 when I was retooling the style of my old comic Rent Control. I was intentionally using big fat sharpies and Crayola crayons, drawing simple shapes to try to find the whimsy again. Anytime my work gets too careful it’s always good to take a step back and loosen it up again.
Weekend Kids is a chance to post something casual – a sketch, a re-run, or an archival comic from another series.
Back in my college comic Rent Control, I had a segment called “Rent Control Characters Left on the Cutting Room Floor.” This was more or less an opportunity to imagine characters that were so terrible they had no business in a comic.
I’d like to continue that tradition with today’s episode of Weekend Kids.
As a bonus, here are a couple of those original Rent Control comics: