Okay, I’m taking it really far back with this one. As I’ve been going through my old stuff (hence that sicko Tiny Toons post,) I’ve also discovered my high school newspaper comics! Yes, I was a high school newspaper nerd. It began innocently enough– I just wanted an outlet for publishing my work. But by senior year, I was Editor of the thing and was seriously thinking about a career in Journalism! Weird huh? And now I’m a pornographer.
Anyhow, the name of the comic was “Backpage Backtalk” and it appeared on the backpage of the paper every 2 weeks. The theme was basically high school– but more spcifically, my high school. I went to a snooty private school (scholarship) so we didn’t really have freedom of speech. In fact, I had to approve all of my comics with the school administration before they went to print. I was censored quite a few times. Maybe that’s why my stuff is so over-the-top now…
So I’ve picked my 10 favorite strips for you guys to read. Since some of them are really specific to my high school, I’ll clarify some of the jokes for ya.
On this next one, the “caf-card” was what we used to get food at the cafeteria. I coined that term, btw.
This next one was a bit of a hit, so I kinda repeated the same joke a few months later.
And with this next one– the story was, one day, the ceiling caved in due to the weight of some raccoons that had nested there. It was a temporary building, and I think the raccoon fiasco was what got the administration really on-the-ball about building the permanent space. Sadly, I graduated before it was finished. But raccoon day will go down in history as the highlight of my high school career. Those fuckers are huge!