It seems that Hank has a teensy-weensy problem with truancy. And he appears to be a bad influence on adults as well as youngsters. I wonder if this school bus driver got to keep his job. He’d better not spend that twenty all in one place.
February 24, 2009
February 20, 2009
Well, as some of you can see, I’ve changed the look of the blog around a little bit. I know, I know….it took me forever to try to bring a bit of class to an otherwise uncouth collection of misguided ramblings, but sometimes I’m a slow learner. Especially when it comes to all things internet-related. I guess them’s the breaks for a Graphic Arts major who graduated in 1994 (right before that thingamajig they called a computer became all the rage). So, now, I have to learn all of the things that are currently mandatory in our higher institutions. I’ll get it. Trust me.
Now on to this ADDANAC CITY comic strip below.
I’ve always said that I love the dichotomy between Hank and Christie. When those two get together, the comedic possibilties are endless. This particular comic strip is about sharing. I suppose the moral would be:
“It’s better to give up a little than to lose everything.”
See? I got a little Confucius in me (get yer mind outta the gutter, please).
Well, I hope you enjoy the strip and I hope that Hank learned a little something about either
1) Sharing or
2) Suffering the wrath of a woman scorned.
February 17, 2009
When I was a kid, I couldn’t figure out why they took up collection in church. I always thought the collection plate served as sort of a tip jar for the pastor. I recall my mom telling me to put my dollar into an already-burgeoning pile of greenbacks. I remember thinking, “Boy, this guy’s gettin’ major paid just to put me to sleep!”
As I got older, I realized how funny this would be if Hank thought the same thing and tried to take advantage of the situation.
February 14, 2009
I figure love is in the air today, so I’m posting the AC Valentine’s Day comic from the official website on here. I hope everyone enjoys and has a wonderful day.
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February 12, 2009
Hank does a lot of things to impress his friends, but his plans usually blow up in his face (all puns intended). He can’t seem to understand why everybody looks at him all weird.
(comic originally posted December 4, 2008 here)
February 11, 2009
I actually tried this nifty lil’ stunt when I was in the 8th grade (sorry, Ms. Miller). I loved my art classes, but I was less than enthusiastic over the remainder of my course schedule. One day I was in art class trying to finish up my English homework which was due the next period. My art teacher was stalking the room, making it difficult for me to complete that dreaded English assignment. I was at an impasse. I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t allow getting a big, fat zero on my homework, but it didn’t seem likely that I was gonna be able to finish it. What does a hopeless, conniving art student do?
I decided to take this huge jar of india ink from the Art Supply closet and strategically pour it all over my English notebook. Beforehand, I scribbled a few obscure words in the blank spaces just in case my English teacher tried to use her X-ray vision to peer through the obsidian deluge (see? I did learn something in her class).
Anyway, I applied that ink for all I was worth, then I set the notebook in front of a fan to dry it.
When English class began, I humbly approached ol’ teach and gave her my best, straight-faced sob story about the unfortunate debacle that I suffered in art class when one of my inept peers spilled stuff all over my books. I pretended to be distraught because “Darnit, I worked hard on that assignment!”
My English teacher clucked her tongue softly, then gazed at me sympathetically. She advised me to be more careful with my belongings when I was in art class. She then proceeded to give me credit for the assignment as I solemnly pledged that it would never happen again.
I got away with that ploy but, later in life, while developing ADDANAC CITY, I wondered how far Hank would push the situation. I never tried that trick again, but I could see Hank attempting it continually, just pressing his luck. This comic is the result of that idea. I hope you all enjoyed it.
(comic originally posted September 5, 2008 at AC)
February 10, 2009
Every dude, bloke, or lass gets a personal satisfaction out of working on their comic strip series. A lot of time is spent creating something that usually only takes the reader a few seconds to digest, but we enjoy the process. Most of us would do it for free (and a lot of us do). I love to write, pencil, ink, scan, color, and post Addanac City each night. If a strip brings a smile to my face, I’m satisfied. Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one reading the series because crafting a webcomic is a solitary process. I don’t have assistants or editors. I do what I wanna, when I wanna, and how I wanna. I sorta forget that there are others out there who read ADDANAC CITY almost as much as I do.
So, anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that AC received a review from the one and only Web Comic Herald. Every now and then I like to Google myself. I recommend doing that to everyone, but be careful, you’ll get hairy palms. Nonetheless, my results showed that I had garnered a review. This is an excerpt of what it said:
Today’s webcomic is Addanac City, a daily comic strip by George Ford. Addanac City follows the everyday adventures of Hank Addanac, a seven-year-old boy with a bit of a behavioral problem. Of course, when I say “a bit”, I mean it in the same sense that Ebola Zaire is “a bit” deadly. If we knew him in real life, even the most hardened adult would find themselves at wit’s end, but since we don’t have to directly deal with that it’s comedy gold just waiting to happen.
To read the rest of the review, click here.
I’m really glad to know that there are people out there who enjoy my particular brand of humor. I’m not creating an epic story here. I’m just a guy who has a fondness towards old-school newspaper strips with a slight twist. If you’re an avid AC reader, let me know. It gets kinda lonely being chained here to the drawing board.
Now, back to work…..
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(comic previously posted 9/16/08 on http://www.addanaccity.com)
I love creating the strips where Hank and Christie have a battle of wits. I think their whole relationship is quite interesting. In this strip, Christie attempts to gain the upper hand on him. In the end, it appears that Hank has won yet again.
February 8, 2009
2-07-09~ They’re cutting out smoking everywhere these days. Personally, smoking doesn’t bother me. I can understand the opinions of non-smokers, however. They need some fresh air to breathe. Hank decided to take it upon himself to try to help this gentleman quit. I don’t think he appreciated Hank’s rather unorthodox methods. Maybe he should try NicoDerm? Now, before all you smokers get mad at me, let me let ya know: I’m one of you. But I still find humor in this comic strip.
February 6, 2009
10/14/08 A lot of times strip ideas just come to me out of the blue or by ordinary means. In one particular instance, I was preparing for the day, showering, shaving, and whatever, when I turned on the old radio in my bathroom. It was one of those old-school radios with the dial knob that you had to use to tune with. For some reason the radio wasn’t set to my regular station, but I listened to what was on anyway. Pleasantly enough, “Benny and the Jets” was playing. I’ve always had mad respect for Elton John and his plethora of nifty songs.
Needless to say, I started singing along, getting more and more into the rhythm of the song. As the chorus was blaring and I was crooning to the ceiling, I caught sight of my reflection in the mirror and just cracked up laughing! I thought it was so amusing that, here I was, a dude more comfortable belting out Lil’ Wayne lyrics was doing my best (or worst) Elton John impersonation. I was so glad that no one was around to catch me. I imagined Hank being there watching me with fascinated disgust and wondered what that little mischievous tyke would say. Then I took it just a tad bit further and envisioned Hank’s dad singing that song while in the shower. As with most of the ADDANAC CITY comic strips, the ideas just take on a life of their own. I could see Hank wielding a camcorder as he threatened to put Dad on YouTube.
So, yeah, that’s how this strip was born. It was one of my all-time favorites to create and I think it shows in the execution of the art and colors how much I enjoyed working on it.
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