A little less than a year ago, my little brother Aaron asked if I wanted to write a comic strip for a nerd blog he was doing at the time. I said “sure, why not?” but soon, more ideas started coming out and my other brother Nick came on board, making the Obscure Gentlemen the main focus of the blog instead of the actual written blog posts.
The main reason I have been doing this is purely for the fun of creating things that make a few people possibly laugh. If you are one of those people who has been reading our strip, I would like to thank you for your time every Monday and Thursday.
James “thanks to all the web comic fans for keeping the scene alive” Alvarez
Hello everyone, I never thought we would make it this far! I just wanted to thank everyone who reads our comic and hopefully, we’ll have more to come. Once again, thanks and hallelujah holla-back.*
*Side Note: I asked my older brother how to spell hallelujah holla-back and he refused to answer me, so I hope I spelled that right.
To quote Dr. Ian Malcolm, “You did it. You crazy son of a bitch, you did it.” In our cases that would be ‘sons of bitches,’ minus the dinosaurs and smooth Jeff Goldblum mullet. So here we are, 50 issues of stuff that has been both fun and, at times, “wha?” inducing. When my brothers and I started this little ol’ strip at our former and supper doo filled host, I had no idea how far we’d come and how much as a strip we’d progress.
Working alongside my brothers has been a fantastic experience that has really helped me develop into a stronger and more versatile illustrator. Aside from that, it’s also been one hell of a time being able to create something with your brothers. How many people have the chance to say they did that, aside from Mormon siblings who complete puzzles of meadows together? Not a lot let me tell you.
Honestly, out of everyone involved in this strip, the biggest thanks needs to be given to you guys — our fans. You people have stuck with us from the beginning and continue to do so to this day. I am eternally grateful for that, and making a few of you laugh is more than I could ever ask for. Thank you guys. Seriously, you don’t even understand how much I appreciate your readership. Look, I’m not much of a writer; I’m just a guy who likes to draw goofy things that may or may not have you spit some coffee onto your keyboard. Who knows what the next 50 issues will bring, but I can tell you this: we have only begun to fight! Wait, that sounded stupid …