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Roommates no. 16

February 17th, 2012

In which things are looking up at the kissing booth. And in which the artist takes a chance with collage…

First published February 13, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no. 15

February 16th, 2012

In which Sir Edgar works the kissing booth! Poor Edgar.

First published February 12, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no. 14

February 15th, 2012

In which Sir Edgar signs up for the Valentine’s Day carnival, with hilarious reaction!

First published February 11, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no. 13

February 14th, 2012

This one requires some explaining. MCI, which in 1987 was a long-distance carrier, noticed that there were shenanigans going on at North Texas State University, wherein — let me see if I can remember this — people had long distance codes that they could use to call long distance. It’s so funny now thinking about this, since when was the last time anyone worried about the cost of calling long distance? Anyway, people were collecting and handing out these codes. The thing is, typical of college student ignorance, it never occurred to us (oops, did I say “us?”) that someone might be, you know, keeping track of these codes and looking at who is using them on their dorm telephones. Duh. Here’s a great blog-post I found that explains this in detail. With a picture of the guy’s phone bill.
So imagine the surprise of this college freshman when the phone rings one day and it’s the dean of students inviting me to his office to discuss the matter. I don’t know what happened — I guess I had to pay the fees or something — but in the end it was embarrassing and I felt bad. So, I drew a comic strip lampooning the whole affair. Ahhh, the days before the internet.

First published February 10, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no. 12

February 10th, 2012

After the poorly executed meeting with Lorina, Lenny goes another direction entirely in his search for a fitting partner for Sir Edgar.

First published February 6, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no. 11

February 9th, 2012

In which Sir Edgar meets Lorina, whom seems to be a possible fit. Alas.

First published February 5, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no. 10

February 8th, 2012

In which Lenny and Sir Edgar consider the upcoming Valentine’s Ball, and questions are raised about Edgar’s prowess with the ladies.

First published February 4, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no. 9

February 7th, 2012

In an aside, we read a timely commentary on evangelist Oral Roberts and his claim that unless he raised $8 million, god would “take him home.” Televangelists were all the rage back in 1987.

First published February 3, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no.8

February 3rd, 2012

In which we learn a bit more about Sir Edgar’s past, and Sir Edgar learns a little on his first day of class.

First published January 30, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.

Roommates no.7

February 2nd, 2012

In which Kappa Alpha fraternity does something stupid. What else is new?

First published January 29, 1987 in the North Texas Daily, Denton, Texas. These are being archived on one page here.