Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ralph Snart Vol 3 #15 Now On Sale At Comixology

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, #15

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, #15

Story & Art by: Marc Hansen
Price: $0.99

It's A Hard Life Part Two
Ralph must audition to get his old job back at NOW Comics and, of course, this involves a beer-drinking contest. NOW publisher Tony Caputo hands the reins of Ralph Snart Adventures over to a bunch of no-talent hacks.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Cartoon Confidential Cover

Forgot I even did the cover to this book -- Cartoon Confidential published by Malibu in June, 1991. I probably forgot because Tom Smith did such a crappy job of coloring my black & white line art. I think it came about after I had contacted Tom Mason at Malibu about publishing Doctor Gorpon in early 1991.

You can read it here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ralph Snart Vol 3 #14 Now On Sale At Comixology

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, #14

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, #14

Story & Art by: Marc Hansen
Price: $0.99

It's A Hard Life Part One
Ralph hits bottom after losing his girlfriend and getting fired from NOW Comics. While trying to make a comeback as a newspaper comic strip character, he makes creative changes that could get him killed.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Marc Hansen Stuff!

The digitizing of all back-issues is finished. There are 62 books in all. More new issues of RSA Volume 8 are on the horizon also. Most of these books are also available @comixology.com. Again, there are no RSA Volume 2 books since those were reprinted as the first 9 issues of Volume 3.
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 1, No. 1$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 1, No. 2$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 1, No. 3$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 1$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 2$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 3$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 4$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 5$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 6$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 7$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 8$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 9$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 10$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 11$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 12$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 13$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 14$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 15$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 16$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 17$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 18$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 19$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 20$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 21$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 22$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 23$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 3, No. 24$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 4, No. 1$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 4, No. 2$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 4, No. 3$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 5, No. 1$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 5, No. 2$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 5, No. 3$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 5, No. 4$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 5, No. 5$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 5, No. 6$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 5, No. 7$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 1$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 2$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 3$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 4$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 5$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 6$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 7$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 6, No. 8$0.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 7, No. 1$2.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, No. 1$1.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, No. 2$1.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, No. 3$1.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, No. 4$1.99
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, No. 5$1.99
Weird Melvin No. 1$0.99
Weird Melvin No. 2$0.99
Weird Melvin No. 3$0.99
Weird Melvin No. 4$0.99
Weird Melvin No. 5$0.99
Weird Melvin No. 6$0.99
Weird Melvin Comic Strip Collection$2.99
Doctor Gorpon No. 1$0.99
Doctor Gorpon No. 2$0.99
Doctor Gorpon No. 3$0.99
Rodge Snarf$0.99

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's A Hard Life

RSA 0314 RSA 0314

Today I'm releasing Volume 3 Issue 14 of RSA. It's only available on my website for now, but it has been submitted to comixology.com. It'll take a month or two for them to process. Issue 15 will be released in March.

I originally completed issue 14 in April of 1989, and finished issue 15 in June. Also, during this time (from April through June), I was working on the 3-D issue 24.

Issues 14 and 15 of Volume 3 started out as self-parody but ended up turning into a semi-autobiographical farce. A lot of what appears in the issues; between RS and NOW, and myself and NOW, mirrored much of what was going on behind the scenes. Those issues turned out to be very prophetic in a weird and twisted way.

Ralph Snart Adventures being taken over by NOW Comics and being turned into crap was not simply my own paranoia -- it actually happened! Less than a year after I had written and drawn those two issues, I did quit NOW Comics (over money), NOW publisher Tony Caputo did abscond with the rights to the book, and then NOW did let hack writers and artists take over Ralph Snart.

Everything that I might've subconsciously been paranoid about at the time actually did come to pass. Hah! The good news is that I eventually did get paid monies owed (to Tony's credit) and many years later, I reacquired the rights to Ralph Snart (no credit).

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Almost

Getting close to finishing RSA Volume 3 issues 14 and 15. So, shut up!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Snart on iTunes

The first mini-series from 1986 has been put on Apple's iTunes bookstore. Just for the heck of it, I guess. They're in the inferior epub format and a lower resolution than what's on my store or available at comiXology.

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol 1 No 1
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol 1 No 2
Ralph Snart Adventures Vol 1 No 3

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ralph Snart Likes Killing The President

Disclaimer: For the benefit of the NSA, CIA, FBI, Secret Service and Trump's private security force; Ralph Snart Adventures is a work of fiction. Ralph Snart is a fictional character. The author and creator of Ralph Snart Adventures, Marc Hansen, does NOT want to kill the President, nor has he ever planned or attempted, and is a tax-paying and law-abiding citizen of the United States of America.

Don't be too shocked about the lastest issue of RSA. After all, Ralph Snart has a history of trying to kill the President. It began back in Volume 5 when he tried to kill Socks the Cat (it having taken over for an absconding Bill Clinton). Ralph loses that fight and ends up getting his heart ripped out by Socks. Damn cat.

Then, in Volume 6, when he tried to kill President Beaver. Actually, in that case, Ralph and Doofus succeed when they give Beaver a lethal "beer cramming" and then hide his body under some sofa seat cushions. Later the whole sofa is dumped from Air Force One over Pittsburg.

Volume 7 is entirely based around Ralph going into hiding after trying to blow up another version of the President (unnamed but sure looks like Bush) with a back pack full of explosives. Ralph fails this time and ends up blowing himself up sky high. Later, the President seeks revenge by trying to send the planet into a nuclear winter.

Now the lastest, in Volume 8, as Ralph and Doofus are brain washed into trying to assassinate President Frump. Their success or failure will be revealed in issue 6. Tee-hee! All harmless fun! And FICTIONAL. Don't forget to mention it's fictional.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Special Preview

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Ralph Snart Vol 8 #5 Now On Sale

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, #5

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, #5

Story & Art by: Marc Hansen
Price: $1.99

I Pledge Allegiance To An Ass
Ralph and Doofus have been unwittingly turned into beer-induced assassins. Their target? The insane President Frump! To gain access, however, they must pass the Frumpster's dreaded and disgusting Loyalty Test. Sad!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Experiments


"Leftovers" beer (1-gallon) on the left and my attempt at hard cider (1/2-gallon) on the right. The beer has no base malt, just some biscuit, flaked corn, DME, corn and cane sugar. Also has all of what little I got from my hops harvest this year. The cider has 9-lbs of Honeycrisp (what was I thinking), Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples ground up in my grandmother's old meat grinder, plus 1/2-cup cane sugar. I split an old packet of Nottingham ale yeast for both, which was apparently still good since both are fermenting like dogs, and especially since I gave them the whole shebang (good for 5-gallons). Will bottle both in three weeks.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Big Rapids Breweries

Pioneer breweries in my hometown...