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Monday, July 31, 2017

2017-07-31:
Don’t ask me how the dog got in the fridge. Don’t ask me why the dog needed his human’s help is getting any food when he was already hiding in the fridge. Although I love a good continuity, these crazy discrepancies are legion among comic strips, and there’s no way of, or point in, explaining it away.


Sunday, July 30, 2017




Fan Art For Candace
By Zilo


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By Roy Newrick

Saturday, July 29, 2017

I’ve done a bit of house painting in my day, both interior and exterior. Maybe it’s because she’s several inches shorter than me, but Candace’s painting technique differs from mine. She seems to favor hitting every spot on the low half of the wall first, whereas I like to just slap it on from floor to ceiling in columns. Even the smartest of us can be caught doing something completely looney, and Candace, who probably prides herself on being the smarter roomie, is left fuming at a sudden realization.

Friday, July 28, 2017

You’ve heard the term "Tough crowd"? That’s me when I watch television commercials! I just like to pick ’em apart and look for inconsistencies! Candace’s response to Sensuous Sally’s claim to having the most lingerie for sale is very similar to my own reaction to an advertisement for something I can’t even remember. But everybody’s different. While I can make fun of one advertisement, I may very easily be reeled in by another.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

I sometimes have to get after myself to not be envious when I perceive someone has something I want. For starters, I need to ask myself, “Jordan, do you really want to trade places with (fill in the blank)? His/Her life could be a total train wreck for all you know!” And so, Candace and Megan each realize just how good they have it. Megan doesn’t have to face the troubles associated with owning a pet, and Candace doesn’t have to put up with a boyfriend like Charlie! But I suspect it’s Fido who has it best!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Well, I don’t think Candace is very keen on competing for Megan for Charlie’s attention, but I could be very wrong. At any rate, she sure knows how to define the term "Three is a crowd"! On a side note, that couch they’re sitting on is a real challenge to draw sometimes! I think it looks pretty good, but it could stand to be a little wider.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I don’t have a T.V. set in my room. The way I see it, I deprive myself of sleep enough as it is to be introducing the added temptation. But between the two roomies, there are at least three T.V. sets around the house. Too bad Candace is keeping the lovebirds away from the best one in the house! The living room T.V. set is almost always drawn by hand, but how do you like my digitally rendered version? By the way, why is it called a T.V. set when there is only one device? Mysteries!

Monday, July 24, 2017

I really am not sure how serious Megan and Charlie are about their relationship (although Candace suspects it will lead to marriage), but today they just wanted to watch a violent movie without being disturbed by a fifth wheel (or in this case, a third wheel). Being the generic cartoonist that I am, I went with the name Ripsaw Demons as the title of this fictitious horror flick.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

What can I say? Candace walked into that one. But Megan's asking for it, too!



Saturday, July 22, 2017

And so our day at the beach, which really is no day at the beach ends! I think even the Three Stooges would have winced at the slap Candace put on Megan in the third panel! I used a soft digital brush to apply "sunburn" to poor Candace's exposed flesh. It sure didn't slow her down! 



Friday, July 21, 2017

When some people say, "I forgive you", it just means the worst is yet to come! And so is the case here! I wanted to put in the suggestion that Megan replaced the sunscreen with hand lotion to cause her roomie to burn. But I couldn't stop asking myself, "Where would she get that much hand lotion at the beach?" As if a cartoon needs to explain itself! Anyhow, I decided on a different course of action for Megs. 



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ever since I first drew her, Candace's roommate has been tough-as-nails. But even Megan is (usually) smart enough to know when she sees a battle she can't win. We never see the angry mom who's after Candace, but I'm guessing she's more than these two can handle! I've often ducked underwater and attempted to swim away from others during a game of tag, and honestly, I'm not very good at evading people in the water. Let's hope Candace and Megan are faster than me! 



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Regarding panel #2, a reader once jokingly suggested they must be swimming in the Potomac River! In truth, however, I simply based it on my own experience of swimming in murky rivers, of which there are many. And anyway, Candace would have had too much of an advantage over her beach brawl opponent if her goggles were of any use! Originally, I had considered having her grab who she thought was Megan and then pulling back a fist before realizing her mistake, but I decided she's not that violent. 



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Is there a swimmer alive who enjoys a visit from horseflies? It seems to me the closer to heavily wooded land you swim, the more likely these pests are to come out after you. Of course, you never actually see a horsefly in this cartoon, raising the obvious question: Did Candace just want to smack her roomie for the fun of it? 



Monday, July 17, 2017

It's the ol' self-consciousness, and Candace is every bit as susceptible to it as anyone else! I get a lot of ideas for the roomies to make not-so-subtle digs at each other's body images. Did Megan suggest Candace try on a new bikini for no other reason than to set her up for a zinger? That's your call! 



Sunday, July 16, 2017

One element to Candace’s past is that she played catcher on her high school softball team. Early on I portrayed her as having been a real klutz behind the plate, and she was no better off during her brief stint in the outfield. If this is true, however, Candace has made some rapid improvements as a player, because as an adult she’s pretty formidable whenever she plays. Anyhow, Candace is a huge fan of both softball and baseball, and she proves it today/tomorrow!




 -Candace Fan Art- 
By Little Bobbler


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By Roy Newrick




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Candace is a girl who loves to hug people often. Megan is a girl who’s only enthusiastic about hugs if they include smooching with her boyfriend (or any other guy she finds attractive). So yes, she gets bugged by Candace’s insistence upon getting cozy to ratify a truce. But Candace is onto something. There are lots of benefits to hugging. 


Friday, July 14, 2017

Don’t ask me if they sell fake dorsal fins at a store near you. Knowing Candace, she probably made the prop herself for no other purpose than to cut her cocky roommate down to size! The two girls have what typically begins as a friendly rivalry, and can end in embarrassment, anger, and even violence (but only of the slapstick variety). Really, though, did Candace need to go out there in the first place? With Megan sunbathing on an inflatable lounge raft, surrounded by playful kids, something was bound to happen. By the way, I think Candace would have made a pretty good mermaid. 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

ust another cartoon co-starring Candace’s underwhelmed-with-daily-life boss! Bob predates Candace by several years when, as a kid drawing comic books for fun, I first had him play the role of “The Boss” to two bumbling cartoonists. Maybe it was all the headaches he endured at the hands of his two employees that has him so cynical today? 



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I always think garbage men fit well into comedic scenarios. Other cartoonists must agree with me because Candace ‘n’ Company isn’t the only comic strip where they show up now and then. I originally considered making the unseen garbage man think, Oh, no. Not her again! But I suppose that even an insincere flirt is a welcome sight when you have to look at rotting food and used diapers all day. So Megan’s weekly visitor seemed happy enough to return the flirt.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This is one of my favorites. Rather than breathing a sigh of relief that she had misjudged two harmless individuals, Candace immediately becomes indignant that they didn’t acknowledge her existence! In truth, Candace suffer from a small amount of insecurity, and it manifested itself prominently today. 





 -Candace Fan Art- 

By Little Bobbler

Monday, July 10, 2017

Daytime court shows often feature cases in which a landlord and/or landlady sues one or more former tenants who left the place a disaster. Despite Candace’s neat freak tendencies, it is necessary for me to draw her home in disarray from time to time to justify these types of gags. The girl is, after all, only human! 



Sunday, July 9, 2017

I can still remember first riding in a convertible with the top down. Sitting up in front, it’s not so windy. But get ready for a tornado if you are in the back! Actually, I don’t much imagine Megan’s compact convertible even having a backseat, but either way, Candace paid the price for taking that scrunchy out of her hair! This should have been a walk in the park to color, but I actually spent a lot of extra time rendering a city skyline in the background, because there was just too much empty space.



 -CANDACE FAN ART- 
By Eric Salinas


By Roy Newrick

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Impressive vocabulary on Megan’s part in panel #3! This is an older cartoon, drawn several years ago, so Candace’s roommate can be forgiven for slipping up and using good grammar now and again. I think she made up for it in the last panel, reverting to her usual sloppy choice of words. They say you should never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach, and Candace is a pretty good illustration of that saying here. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

This joke was inspired by watching an episode of The Red Green Show, in which one of the characters was lost in his own kitchen (a mysterious room that men seem to know little about). Yet he was able to immediately identify the fridge as the place the beer is kept! I thought that was so funny that I decided to draw Candace’s boss having no recollection of who his “best friend” is until Candace uses the word “butthead”. So you see Candace and her roomie aren’t the only pair of frenemies around town. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Have you ever seen the TV show Cheaters? I don’t watch very much television, but that is exactly where I got the idea for this comic. Candace’s roommate likes to watch programs that entertain at the expense of others, but now she’s the one in the crosshairs, with her best-frenemy-forever acting as the spectator! Note how Megan only resorts to patriotism as a desperate attempt to save face. Anyone else guilty of that? 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Maybe I was on cough medicine when I thought this one up. No, actually, my mind always functions like this. As a kid I couldn’t figure out what use toes were, even when I was told it’d be really hard to walk around without them. Candace seems to have taken the “This Little Piggy” game to a new level. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day! Recently, I thought it would be fun to commemorate this holiday with a cartoon, so I got right to work. In other words, this particular comic was a self-appointed rush job, and one I’m glad I set out to do. Drawing fireworks has never been something I’ve been particularly good at, and the red, white and blue pyrotechnics seen in today’s post have been digitally rendered. They literally don’t show up in my original hand-drawn version. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sometimes things get a little small in a comic strip. The toe tag Candace stuck on her sleeping roommate may be one such thing. So far, however, people I’ve shown this comic to seem to have caught the joke with no difficulty, so maybe I’m just being paranoid. By the way, I have no idea what a 14 hour snooze is like. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Jumping into water can be pretty scary at first. I still remember being scared of a drop of only maybe five or six feet. Okay, I was also fooling around in a creek with hidden rocks underwater, but anyhow, I gradually worked my way up, jumping from higher and higher distances (yes, sometimes I’m stupid when having fun) and now that short drop is no sweat! At this time I don’t know whether I’d have the courage to jump off a high diving board, and I wanted readers to think that’s what Candace was up against……until, of course, the last panel!



Saturday, July 1, 2017

I often have to go quick when hanging laundry up in the summertime so I don’t burn. Where I’m from, humidity isn’t often a problem, but it can be quite oppressive at times, as it hinders one’s perspiration from sufficiently evaporating. Is it any surprise that Candace is working hard while Megan stands around with a cold soda pop?