Introducing a Rabbit Room Comic Strip: Rabbit Trails

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Like me, some of you are old enough to remember the “funny papers.” There’s not a lot I miss about reading a daily paper, but I do miss the comics, and especially on Sundays. Back in the now-hallowed ’80s we’d wander home from church and sit on the porch ruffling through the full-color pages in search of Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side, and B. C. while waiting for the pot roast and mashed potatoes to hit the table. I miss that. And what is Silly-Putty even for without the funny papers?

I’ve wished for years that the Rabbit Room had its own comic strip featuring a quirky cast of characters, but I was never able to envision exactly what it should be. Then, a few months ago, a light bulb went on. It occurred to me that over the past ten years, a whole community of quirky characters has developed all around me. And maybe, I thought, that was it. Maybe that was the comic.

I shot Jonny Jimison an email and laid out the idea—he was in. I’ve been a fan of Jonny’s work for a long time and it’s been a delight to feature his Getting Ethan comic strip here on the Rabbit Room (not to mention his Dragon Lord Saga graphic novel series). So this seemed like a perfect next step.

And here we are. I have no idea where this might lead, but Rabbit Trails are, at least, a good place to begin. Enjoy.

Take a minute to click over to Jonny’s Patreon page and support his work. And share the comic on your social media feeds!

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


11 Comments

  1. David Mitchel

    Brilliant stuff.

    Bravo to Pete for the idea, and Jonny for carrying it out.

  2. Linda Rogers

    Hahahaha

    I have nothing to actually say. But I am laughing, so I wanted that documented here.

  3. Joe Sutphin

    Man… Jonny, that was FUNNY! Like, 100% legit FUNNY. Keep these going, and hopefully we can purchase an annual collection in print. – Pete, your nostalgia above hit home. I lived that life many Sundays, including the Silly Putty. And I LOVE the name Rabbit Trails. Please keep going.

     

  4. Gypsy Martin

    @gypsy

    Love it! This is a very auspicious beginning!

    (And count me in on the fond memories of Sunday morning comics, even if the fights over who got to read them first weren’t exactly conducive to a proper Sunday state of mind or spirit.)

  5. K. Rose

    @krose

    Ah, Sunday morning comics. Talk about waxing nostalgic. This is a solid beginning to what I hope is a long-running, entertaining series!

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