So, this is it. This is how Brad N’ Josh ended. In fact, it’s never seen print- that is, until NOW… and that’s only if you consider the internet print, and I don’t.
I guess you’ll always run into problems when you depict God in a comic strip.
Anyway, click on the Brad N’ Josh tag for more on the history of our comic as well as the comic itself. Wait, was that too pushy? Well, do it if you feel like it. I am not your boss.
While perusing the annals of the Lattaland library tucked in one of my many portfolios that I may as well throw away, I found this nugget. This is my favorite Brad N’Josh strip.
I know this sounds a little like nepotism, being as that Brad McGinty is my best pal and all (sorry all you other pals of mine, I just like Brad better) but improvising with a cartoonist like Brad was the best training I’d ever received. You gotta work pretty hard to keep up with Brad on the paper, dudes. I don’t know if I did, but I think this represents us at our finest in the course of a strip cut tragically short by the stupid idiots at Insite Magazine. Happy Hanukkah!
Welp, that’s it for now, fellas.
No more Brad N’ Josh’s.
That is to say, of course if Brad doesn’t have scans of the missing strips…
I remember that one of these ‘Friendship Of The Ring’ strip was printed twice in a row. That’s a pretty big bummer when a strip is monthly. It goes to show how little anyone at Insite magazine cared about our groundbreaking comic.
Oh well. I always knew I could post them all at once on a blog six years later.
Check it out! That last panel had Brad McGinty’s first drawing of Archie ever!
One more for the road.
Because YOU demanded it-
More Brad N’ Josh strips!
Don’t be fooled by the lack of glasses and the long hair-Josh is really me, your pal Josh.
Brad and I couldn’t both have glasses in the strip. Who heard of two characters with glasses in one comic?
As for the hair…
Let’s travel back to the year 2001, shall we?
A Young Brad McGinty and a slightly older Josh Latta were doing a comic that could have changed the world, but the strip was cut tragically too soon thanks to 9/11.
Even thought it was really 2002.
Brad and his ol’ pal me did a comic called “Brad N’ Josh”. It was an improvised jam strip (Is there any other kind?) with no planing what so ever, we’d just start in the first panel and move the way down the page. Brad would draw himself and write his own dialog and I would draw myself and write my dialog- or whatever struck my fancy at the moment.
“Brad N’ Josh” appeared monthly for a completely useless, ugly and crappy free tabloid called Insite. The owner of Insite hated “Brad N’ Josh” (as well as all comics and cartoons in general) The editor hated it, heck- most of our collective friends said they simply “Just didn’t get it.”
Despite the primitive art and wordiness, especially on my end, I’m still quite proud of these strips.
My only regret is that we didn’t get our terrorist strip out Pre 9/11. The laughter could have stopped the catastrophe from taking place.
You know what to do!