How to Totally Change the Appearance of a Major Character in a Comic Strip

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Please tell me we'll also get an updated version of him in the Ming the Merciless robe.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCortJstr

I assume, then, if this progression goes on, from angry to angrier looking Rick, one day we shall see "Burst Aneurysm Rick".

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvilScienceChick

OMG, it's Elvis Costello!

His arms are much more expressive now.

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

"I didnt get where I am by worrying about what Rick wants."

That is among my favorites of your quots

June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterburttrub

I AM COUNT SPOCKULA!

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersamseattle

can't wait to see him ordering a mint julep in the 'southern gentleman' outfit.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhiterabbit11

Naw. Not diggin' the new look. Tell him to grow his hair back.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertom

As long as we're fixing looks, you do realize that YOUR WIFE WEARS GLASSES, don't you?

You should never make changes to your world because a bunch of Dilberts think it's a good idea, but that's just me.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrankleeMiDeer

[...] you shouldn’t start with the latest strip, but when you get to it, well, let me just say that it’s [...]

Since the beginning of the strip Rick's hair has gone in the opposite direction of mine. I was wondering where that universal scale was being balanced, and now I know.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

That is a spot-on rendition of Corey Feldman from Stand by Me. Huzzah!

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkolsen

Hey, I just noticed that your characters sometimes violate the boundaries. Interesting that I didn't see it until you did it FOUR TIMES IN ONE STRIP.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMattF

Momma always said if you kept making those faces it would freeze like that.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPrattle Assassin

Agree. I understand the why you did it, but you should consider putting her glasses back on. I feel that the glasses she wears speaks to her personality, just like her hair and clothes. Edgy, vivacious (lively in temper or conduct).

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I hope you made a representation of him in the same previous pose, that's my favorite one.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterF-g

In panel 4, it looks like Rick hates you. I would assume this is becaues Rick hates you.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMindaika

Ric: the man so cool that both sides of his shirt have buttons.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

The comic is really funny, but rick goes from looking like an angry cute young guy to an angry old woman, much like my grandma. He totally should get his hair back. No offense Rick--I'm sure you're cute as hell in person whatever your hair length. Just sayin' :)

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessika

Once again scott gets me in trouble for making me laugh to hard in the university library. Cheers!

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisiah

Rick looks...more respectable now. What, is he currently trying to find a job ?
And what about you Scott? Time to lose the silly moustache and goatee? The little ring of hair around your mouth sort looks like a butthole. Sorry, don't want to offend you. I shouldn't have said that. My apologies, it looks great on you though.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

James: Your butthole must be terrifying.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMantar

I prefer the old Rick, Could you ask him to change his look back...?

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiron

He did shave it once, remember?
He looked like a grape...

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMe

face hair... better'n no hair

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTreehog

Great! Now Rick looks just like me. Except for the white hair, of course. Shut up.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTH

Looking forward to New Look Rick meeting Scott From the Future. Will this affect the look of Moon-Emperor Rick (http://basicinstructions.net/?p=875)?

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

It's the Rick Moranis Rick!

June 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNotVito

Lawyer to comic panels: "Show me, on this template, where they touched you." Panel:"Everywhere! It was so horrible, I couldn't do anything!" Lawyer: "And how often does this occur?" Panel: "At least once a week, usually three or four." Lawyer: "It's okay. Don't cry." Sorry about that. I just saw the word violated and had to do it.

June 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

I always thought Rick looked a lot like Bill. The new look makes him appear as mentally unstable as Bill is when he forgets to take his meds!!!

June 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike G

wait... which one is Bill?

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Mike G and I know eachother personally, and Bill is a mutual aquaintance who has not turned up in the strip as yet.

June 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscott

I agree with what CortJstr said. The sole thing that will help me mourn the loss of Rick's old angry template (Which is easily my favorite template in the entire comic, he looks genuinely angry on that one) is an updated version of him in the Ming the Merciless robe.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblueskirt

It's not Elvis Costello, silly...it's just Pat!

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJigglyMcSickfingers

he looks more like Kirkenberry...and if that one is hanging in limbo for you, then you must not be into cereal comics.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJigglyMcSickfingers

The characters don't bother me so much, it's the word bubbles with their insidious hidden agenda that they're pushing.

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJigglyMcSickfingers

so is it too soon to be chanting "kill bill, kill bill, kill bill" like a bunch of derranged quentin tarantino geeks?

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJigglyMcSickfingers

Rick's arms look bigger. Has he been working out?

June 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Still laughing after ten minutes.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Is that you, Rick?

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertom

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