This week I posted my 100th End Strip on Patreon (actually, 102nd- I mistakenly gave a couple of strips the same numbers). End Strips are short comics drawn in a vertical format on random strips of paper, usually ones trimmed from larger sheets by my daughter Rebecca for some school project or another. These have tended to fall into a few main groups: drawings of celebrities from my various clippings folders:
David Chelsea is watching: Alien
starring Sigourney Weaver.
(These came from my ST folder: from the top, Richard Strauss, Lena Stolze, Adlai Stevenson, Rod Steiger, Jean Stapleton, Woody Strode).
short strips featuring my characters Sandy & Mandy:
drawings of Facebook friends who share the same first name, rhyming song lyrics that happen to have an anapest meter:
nude figure studies drawn from the YouTube series Croquis Cafe:
and clerihews- short comic poems about famous people with my caricature illustrations:
There have been occasional one-offs as well, like this screed about David Lynch’s 1990s comic strip THE ANGRIEST DOG IN THE WORLD:
For my hundredth strip, I decided to go with something new, a pairing of some killer palindromes written by my son Ben with my illustrations. Since Ben has written a lot more of these, this promises to become another series:
Patreon does not make it easy to click through and read the End Strips as a series, because they are interspersed with the other stuff I have posted. Just to be nice, I have painstakingly assembled all the links to all the strips posted so far in one place. You’re welcome:
End Strip #1: Random Portraits From My GU Folder
End Strips #2: Random Portraits From My SA Folder
End Strips #4: Random Portraits From My KR Folder
End Strips #6: Random Portraits From My FE Folder
End Strips #10: Anapest Mashup
End Strips #74: Random Doodles Drawn From My Facebook Feed
End Strips #75: Random Portraits From My ME Folder
End Strips #76: Anapest Mashup
End Strips # 80: Croquis Cafe # 247
End Strips # 81: Anapest Mashup
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