If you have followed this blog on a regular basis, you know that recently I started publishing my own comic strip about the “STYCKZ” family. Styckz because . . . er . . . well because they’re stick figures. I know it’s a lazy way to publish a comic strip, but then no one has ever accused me of being a real go getter. But if you look back on many of today’s successful cartoonists, they probably had a lot worse idea’s for their first strips.
I’ve decided that it was time to devote a full posting to the history of the Styckzes (that one will drive the spell checker crazy) and their family history along with the family portrait.
Following a brief re-hash of the family you’ll find the latest edition along with two previous strips. Enjoy.
THE STYCKZ FAMILY LINEAGE
State Senator River Styckz: One of his philosophies is “Keep ‘em stupid and they’ll vote for you forever!” A veiled reference to his policies of not adequately funding state education. His reasoning, “. . . educated kids grow up to be educated voters and educated voters can see right through ‘tinhorn’ politicians (Politicos who make a lot of noise blowing their own “tinhorns”) and vote them out of office if they are not doing a good job”. He is a very ethical politician, and says that he cannot be bought. However, he notes that he is available on a long term lease!
Rosewood Styckz: The senator’s only wife for 19 years. Rosewood is a homemaker, mother of two and caretaker of the family dog Barky. She drinks heavily. She rarely addresses her husband by his first name, opting instead to call him “Senator”. It shores up his ego.
Lipp Styckz: The 17 year old teen aged daughter of River and Rosewood. She’s a flippant high school junior, who can’t decide whether she wants to be a “Goth” or a debate team star. So she dresses in grey and uses grey makeup.
Chip Styckz: The 15 year old teen aged son of River and Rosewood. He’s into rap, hip-hop, skateboarding, smokes dried parsley (marijuana is too expensive) and hangs with his buds Tirk and Raymona.
Mother Styckz: Senator River Styckz mother. A widow once married to the senator’s father, Match. Match unfortunately met an untimely death at the hands of a jealous husband when he was caught having a hot, torrid, love affair with his exotic dancer wife “Redd Hott” Flame. Mother Styckz shows up periodically for an extended visit, which is part of the reason Rosewood drinks heavily.
Ebony Wood: Lipp’s Afro-American female high school friend, confidant and stylist.
Tirk: No apparent last name as his family is not sure what their heritage is.
Raymona: He has a last name, but refuses to disclose it to anyone. It’s rumored that he is part Kazakstanican, part Hispanic, part Tahitian etc, etc. etc. Apparently his ancestors got around.
AND NOW EPISODE 3 (LEFT CLICK ON PANELS TO ENLARGE)
THE FAMILY PORTRAIT
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