Max & Lily

Let's Begin Again - by Kris Dresen
THE DRAW-IT-YOURSELF MAX & LILYOh, the things you find when you quite literally clean your closet.An unfinished Max & Lily from 1998. No other info other than the #36 partially erased on the back. I have no idea why I never drew it. All the dialogue was taken from actual job interviews I was going on during that time. I had sent out 100 resumes and went on nearly 65 interviews. It was freaking crazy. Then again, so were the employers. Madness.

THE DRAW-IT-YOURSELF MAX & LILY

Oh, the things you find when you quite literally clean your closet.

An unfinished Max & Lily from 1998. No other info other than the #36 partially erased on the back. I have no idea why I never drew it. All the dialogue was taken from actual job interviews I was going on during that time. I had sent out 100 resumes and went on nearly 65 interviews. It was freaking crazy. Then again, so were the employers. Madness.

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#049 March 25, 2001
Guys? The flyover states are gorgeous. At least what I think of the thousand of miles of emptiness as I hurdle from Chicago to the west coast. On the way back all I can think, road-weary and numb, is “Would it kill someone to fill all of this up with shopping malls and condos?”

#049 March 25, 2001

Guys? The flyover states are gorgeous. At least what I think of the thousand of miles of emptiness as I hurdle from Chicago to the west coast. On the way back all I can think, road-weary and numb, is “Would it kill someone to fill all of this up with shopping malls and condos?”

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#048 March 25, 2001

Oh, hey! Hello! Long time no post, eh? It’s been a very busy late summer and early fall. And how appropriate that I return with this strip since I spent the better part of yesterday in a car on a long-ass road trip. I don’t care if I ever see the inside of my motor vehicle again.As I said previously, I drive a lot. Driving long distances is fun and boring at the same time. So much so that I often find myself running out of entertainment mere minutes into the trip. Which makes the crazy long day crossing Nevada on the way to San Francisco a journey into insanity.

#048 March 25, 2001

Oh, hey! Hello! Long time no post, eh? It’s been a very busy late summer and early fall. And how appropriate that I return with this strip since I spent the better part of yesterday in a car on a long-ass road trip. I don’t care if I ever see the inside of my motor vehicle again.

As I said previously, I drive a lot. Driving long distances is fun and boring at the same time. So much so that I often find myself running out of entertainment mere minutes into the trip. Which makes the crazy long day crossing Nevada on the way to San Francisco a journey into insanity.

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#047 February 11, 2001
I do not fly.
I drive.I have driven to and from the west coast - 2000 miles each way - so many times I have lost count.
The east coast - 800+ miles - is my current driving obsession.Interstate 80 and I are best friends.

#047 February 11, 2001

I do not fly.

I drive.

I have driven to and from the west coast - 2000 miles each way - so many times I have lost count.

The east coast - 800+ miles - is my current driving obsession.

Interstate 80 and I are best friends.




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#046 December 15, 2000I cannot draw horses. Or cars.
I cheated. I asked my former co-worker and dude-I-see-for-fleeting-moments-when-I’m-in-NYC Henry Ng to draw me a sweet, boat of a convertible.
He did.
I redrew it.Cheating rules.

#046 December 15, 2000

I cannot draw horses.

Or cars.

I cheated. I asked my former co-worker and dude-I-see-for-fleeting-moments-when-I’m-in-NYC Henry Ng to draw me a sweet, boat of a convertible.

He did.

I redrew it.

Cheating rules.

Cover artwork, July 2004
It seems I’ve been promising a Max & Lily collection since, um, 2004.
Hopefully, when it does come around, it will be worth the wait.

Cover artwork, July 2004

It seems I’ve been promising a Max & Lily collection since, um, 2004.

Hopefully, when it does come around, it will be worth the wait.

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Happy Pride, everyone. Let’s all take our shiny new civil rights out for a spin, eh?

Happy Pride, everyone. Let’s all take our shiny new civil rights out for a spin, eh?

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#045 November 05, 2000
Huh. Interesting timing - on many, many levels - that this strip is up in the queue this week. Who knew that just 13 years later everything would be the same, yet so very different? Bye, bye, DOMA. I never thought I would be so happy to have something as basic as, well, civil rights.

#045 November 05, 2000

Huh. Interesting timing - on many, many levels - that this strip is up in the queue this week. Who knew that just 13 years later everything would be the same, yet so very different? Bye, bye, DOMA. I never thought I would be so happy to have something as basic as, well, civil rights.

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#044 October 17, 2000
Oh, Max, Max, Max…She does have her opinions, doesn’t she?

#044 October 17, 2000

Oh, Max, Max, Max…She does have her opinions, doesn’t she?

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#043 August 13, 2000
For the Tumblr kids - N’SYNC was the 90’s boy band  that begat Joey Fatone.
As for the car wreck story, it’s true. Some 16 year-old did blow a stop sign, t-boned me on the driver’s side (ouch) and totaled my car. The funny thing is that she tried to blame ME. When her insurance called me the next day, the first thing the rep asked was for me to describe the accident. I did. The rep then said that the girl claimed that I hit her. The rep laughed and said, “Yeah. She has front end damage, your driver’s seat is now your passenger seat and your vehicle is in the shape of a V. We know she’s lying.” They then cut me a check that day and I had a new car less than 48 hours after the accident.I was lucky in that I did walk away relatively unscathed. I did shatter the door window with my head. I was picking safety glass outta my hair for weeks afterwards.

#043 August 13, 2000

For the Tumblr kids - N’SYNC was the 90’s boy band  that begat Joey Fatone.

As for the car wreck story, it’s true. Some 16 year-old did blow a stop sign, t-boned me on the driver’s side (ouch) and totaled my car. The funny thing is that she tried to blame ME. When her insurance called me the next day, the first thing the rep asked was for me to describe the accident. I did. The rep then said that the girl claimed that I hit her. The rep laughed and said, “Yeah. She has front end damage, your driver’s seat is now your passenger seat and your vehicle is in the shape of a V. We know she’s lying.” They then cut me a check that day and I had a new car less than 48 hours after the accident.

I was lucky in that I did walk away relatively unscathed. I did shatter the door window with my head. I was picking safety glass outta my hair for weeks afterwards.

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