ADDANAC CITY comics and news

January 28, 2009

ADDANAC CITY 9/03/08 Hank & His Report Card

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This is one of my early strip favorites. When I started this revamp of ADDANAC CITY (the first incarnation came out in late 1994), Hank was never intended to be the epitome of a model student. He didn’t pay attention in class, he sassed his teachers, and he antagonized his principal. As a result, he received extremely pitiful grades. Christie, who is Hank’s arch-nemesis, always seems to be at the top of her class. She studies, she takes notes. Heck, she even goes for the extra-credit, thus blowing the curve.

So, needless to say, when Report Card Day arrives, Hank and Christie are at opposite ends of the educational spectrum. She loves to tease Hank about his poor marks and she especially vexes him by describing his parents’ outraged reaction. I like how this strip came out. It’s a fan-favorite, too. Most readers like the multiple ha-ha’s in this one.

I’ll be diggin’ in the crates and pulling out some of the other “platinum hits” and explaining their creations. If you have any personal faves from the official website, let me know, and I’ll post up a lil’ behind-the-scenes special on ’em. Until then, keep enjoying Hank and the rest of the gang in Addanac City.

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