This strip is over a year old.
It's actually the very first Paul and Gene strip I wrote, and it's based on a true story.
Well . . . kind of. I'll just say that when I was about 19, I had a friend who thought he had the key to getting the ladies. And when the time came to throw his skills down on the table, he failed. Actually, he didn't even try. He froze.
This one is for you, buddy!
Good news: This is my wife's favorite strip.
Bad news: Now she compares all the other strips to it.
Thus, she almost never likes the webcomic. Yes, my wife doesn't always laugh at our brilliant webcomic. In fact, my wife and daughter have both gotten very used to the fact that daddy is a pretty accomplished artist. I will excitedly show off my latest strip, or sketch, only to get "That's nice."
Once in a while one of my daughter's friends will see me drawing, and their mouth will drop open, like I just flew around the room, so that keeps me going.
Also, my son is still in "Daddy is better than Tranformers" stage, which helps.
Join us next week for more Paul and Gene.
#40: DON'T HATE THE HORSE PLAYER, HATE THE HORSE GAME
Posted by Steeven R. Orr at Thursday, June 06, 2013