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!
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.
Wow, I’m really diggin’ up the old chestnuts here!
What we have here are a few choice pages of Anxiety Sleep Problems & Depression. This is your hero Rashy Rabbit’s very first appearance. I think that the first panel was actually the first drawing of Rashy, ever. Huh,how about that.
Embarrassing as it may be, I must confess, this comic is actually autobiographical. It’s the most painfully real comic I’ve ever done, still to this date. I wrote the script (which, by the way, I don’t recommend, writing scripts for comics is always a bad idea) and it was a few years after this sad event took place to the time I drew this comic. Y’see, l had another relationship go sour and blah blah blah…
No, “Penny” and I never spoke again after that fateful fourth date.
Here’s an amusing fact about the real “Penny.”
Welp, she died last year in a drunken car wreck. I wasn’t at the least bit surprised to hear that’s the way she headed to the great hereafter.
Here’s another oldie but goody. Well, it’s older. I present to you, dear sweet reader, The Shaved Iceman Cometh:
Yes sir, that was a load of laffs! Wait, you didn’t laugh? Join the club! This comic went over with a thud. I was actually experimented a bit, y’see this comic was 100% improvised with just a general idea for a theme. The Theme was “food”. Betcha couldn’t tell! This “piece” was done for Wide Awake Press for Free Comic Book Day 2007. You can still download “Eats” here and yes, it’s still free.
In the interest of blogging more on the new and improved Lattaland site- Quantity over quality I always say!
I post the following:
This comic proves once and for all that I am a small and petty man. I don’t wanna embarrass my wife and/or myself so I won’t go into the impetus for this particular comic but I will say is R. Wolfman is a spoof on a local Atlanta artist R.Land. No, I never put a booger on one of his paintings in fact, I’ve never met the guy. I got no beef with him at all. I kinda like his work.
Anyway pals, this comic appeared a while ago (3 years ago, to be exact) in Wide Awake 666 which, I do believe, is still available here.