Friday, January 31, 2014

Dante Residential: 2009

See also: 2006, 2007, and 2008.

I started slowing down my output of Dante Residential by 2009. I'd miss a week or two, then a month or two. I had a paying job at the time, but I started seriously considering getting back into college again.

Still, it was a new America, so I couldn't resist the occasional riff or two...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dante Residential: 2008

See also: 2006 and 2007.

2008 was a big election year, so Dante Residential took a page from Bloom County and got a bit more political.

In this year alone, I dropped all kinds of references to conservatives, liberals, and at least one Libertarian in a free-market laundromat.

As for me, I wasn't actually in college at any point in 2008, but I kept up the comic anyway (because, in my mind, it was a moral imperative that it continue to live and breathe in the Ramdiculous Page). In many ways I lived vicariously through my characters.

Have fun!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dante Residential: 2007

Continuing from yesterday's 2006 comics, here are all of my old Dante Residential comics from the year 2007.

You may notice that the March 23 comic takes a potshot at a certain college newspaper. That whole sordid kerfuffle is a story for another time, but it is worth noting that the comic in question is my first for the Ramdiculous Page, where DR remained for the remainder of its original run (the last Ram Page comic ran on March 9).


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dante Residential: 2006

So back in 2006, I began writing/drawing a comic strip called Dante Residential, which ran in Angelo State University's Ram Page and Ramdiculous Page.

The strip ran off and on until 2012, and was a labor of love to the end. It also introduced the world to Ralph Yollam, who is currently a character in Yollam & Sage here on BWaW.

I thought it'd be fun to include the comic here, and start from the very beginning, with all of 2006's installments. See if you can count the dated references!