Deviant Life #25

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Deviant Life isn’t the first time D.White and I have worked on an online comic project together, as we’ve been friends for the better part of three decades. The world has only seen a tiny sliver of the stuff we’ve created together since we met in seventh grade.

A long, long time ago there was Roth & Earl, a comic about a redneck and a goth being roommates.  Sadly, I didn’t really know what the hell I was doing back then so it never got much of an audience and most of the strips have only survived my lack of organizational skills in terrible resolution messes. I really loved those characters, though, and had been thinking about working Rhianna into the cast already when D. White suggested we do a triple-size Deviant Life/Roth & Earl crossover for Deviant Life’s 25th strip.

Rhianna and Roth’s Sadistic/masochistic dynamic had been mentioned a few times throughout the Roth & Earl strips and it was established that they weren’t entirely monogamous either so Rhianna joining the cast wasn’t any kind of stretch for her character.  I was also looking for a way to establish that Bernard was a switch so it just seemed natural to make Rhianna and Bernard an item.

I could probably count on my fingers the number of people I know who remember Roth & Earl, so really this crossover is pretty self-indulgent, but I also know that a bunch of those who do remember are going to squee hard over seeing these characters again. I just hope those who don’t know these characters still enjoy it too.

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