Hoss thanks The Boss for hiring the new cocktail waitress in today’s Hospitality Included.
I’ve decided that it’s time to bring up the archives. To relive the Funbar crew’s past. When I say “relive,” what I really mean is revamp.
Now that I am more comfortable with the look and feel of the updates that I have been drawing recently, I have decided to revisit the Funbar of old and rewrite, and redraw, these updates that really need rewriting and redrawing – this includes pretty much all of the first year. I have been re-reading these early days of this fine collection, and I said to myself, “Oh, God. This is crap!”
I heard a great saying recently that basically said: “The best way to gain experience, is to just keep doing it.” Well, I found that that saying was true. I kept writing and drawing new updates of Hospitality Included. Despite the negative comments, and replies that read “Hospitality Included SUCKS, it’s just not funny” (Yes, that was an actual comment I received early in this webcomic’s history, among a few others).
Also, someday when I have more than three or four readers, I intend to produce a book or two. I figure, that if I could put my best face forward, I’ll have a greater chance for success.
Click here to view the re-do of the very first Hospitality Included. Or, just click the button above labelled “From The Start.” Also, let me know what you think. Is this revamp better? I need to know. Please view the first update, and leave a comment. I need some feedback. Thanks.
The world-famous Funbar proudly announces the unveiling of the Funbar Photo Wall. The Photo Wall will take up an entire wall inside the lounge, and will display many fun photos of the Funbar Crew involved in many work-related, and non work-related fun activities.
Beginning with photos from the Grand Opening Celebration, the wall will be updated as images become available. Come on into the Funbar and view our new photo wall. A good time was, and will be, had by all.
To visit the Funbar Photo Wall, click on the Photo Wall link in the top menu bar, or if you are too weak to move your cursor up there click here.
I found this story on my Facebook page, and I just had to share it here. This is probably the funniest story I have read all year — my eyes watered. Enjoy.
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Walmart. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women – she loves to browse.
Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Walmart
Dear Mrs. Woolf,
Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Woolf, are listed below and are “documented by our video surveillance cameras”:
1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-
3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official
voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away’. This caused the
employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted in management getting involved causing management to lose time and costing the company money.
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to reserve a bag of
6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.
7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the
children shoppers they could come in if they would bring pillows and
blankets from the bedding department – to which twenty children
8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began
crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’
Emergency Medics were called.
9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.
10. September 10: While handling guns in the Sports department, he
asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
11. October 3: Darted around the Store suspiciously while loudly
humming the ‘ Mission Impossible’ theme.
12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels.
13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed
through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’
14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed the fetal position and screamed ‘OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!
15. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where the fitting room was.
And last, but not least:
16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited
awhile, and then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in
here.’ One of the Staff passed out.
If you saw a link on Facebook or Twitter today from Hospitality Included today, don’t be alarmed. It is not a glitch, or virus, or a waking dream. It is a link to a brand new comic strip. That’s right! Hospitality Included is back by popular demand. Yes, the popular demand consisted of two Funbar Fans who asked me about nine months ago, “When are you doing the comic strip again?”
In my fractured mind, that is popular demand.
Just to clear up any confusion, Hospitality Included has indeed returned. You lucky people. You can once again follow the exploits of Hoss, Shel, DJ Dre and the rest of the Funbar Crew every Tuesday and Thursday, and the occasional Sunday (for Funbar Theatre).
Why only two to three times a week? The fact is, I burned out. And I burned out fast. Sorry about that. My schedule became very hectic – between my day job and my need to do more than just draw a comic strip every night – I fried my brain.
The other reason for putting Hospitality Included on hold: I purchased a new 3d program in late 2011, and during that time I immersed myself into learning the program. And yes, it took me a year to learn it, and I still need to learn more. However, I did draw up some nice illustration using this new program, and you can view them if you’d like at my graphic design/illustration site at www.lookingtodraw.com.
At any rate, I’m at a point now where I can get back to sharing Hoss and the crew’s adventures with you, with the promise that I will not take so long a break in the future.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will enjoy future updates of Hospitality Included.