Through the years I have frequently come up with what I thought were very good comic strip ideas. The syndicates didn't share my feelings or spare them either. I have more rejection slips than anyone I know.
This was my last attempt at submitting comic strip ideas. In the mid 1980's I came up with a strip about a young gal, Hope Springs, her cat, Soto, and a group of her friends, Russell Bushes, Scott Free and Avalon Cincinnati.
I modeled Hope after my wife Jeanne. In this rough sketch Hope is chatting with Scott.
This is part of the presentation that I sent to several newspaper syndicates.
Soto, Hope's cat, would have had a starring roll in the strip. These are some of my rough idea sketches done on tracing paper with a Pentel pen.
Soto was actually my cat at the time, he gave me a lot of ideas for the strip. More on the next post.