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

It's A Hard Life

RSA 0314RSA 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).

Almost

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

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.

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!

Buy This Sucker!

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.

Big Rapids Breweries

Pioneer breweries in my hometown...

Ralph Snart Vol 8 #5 Coming Soon

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!

Coming Soon!

Ralph Snart Vol 8 #4 Now On Sale

Wow. Last issue of RSA was eight years ago -- too long. Will try to reduce the time between issues. However, I still need to finish digitizing issues 14 and 15 of Volume 3, but not before taking the rest of the Summer off! I've got another project to finish also. Sigh.

The latest beer was a success -- finally able to make a decent cream ale. The secret is in the sauce!

If you're not ordering because you're waiting for me to publish this in print, don't bother, it ain't gonna happen. If you're wondering why Ralph's Fairy God Lizard wants to kill him, you'll need to read the previous issues (duh).

Also, all of the books for RSA Volume 8 will NOT be available on comiXology.

Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, #4

NEW! Ralph Snart Adventures Vol. 8, #4

Story & Art by: Marc Hansen
Price: $1.99

My Fantasy Otherworld
Ralph returns once more to his fantasy otherworld, and with Mister Lizard's help, gets busted by cops gone rogue.

Buy now!

Inking RSA Vol 8 #4

Should release in next ten days...
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Marc Hansen
Marc Hansen
Cartoonist and creator of Ralph Snart Adventures, Weird Melvin and Doctor Gorpon. Hansen has done most of his work for NOW Comics, but has also done work for Marvel, Disney and Kitchen Sink Press.

Ralph Snart Adventures was published from 1986-1993 by now defunct NOW Comics, and was the longest running comic in the entire NOW catalog, selling an average of 50,000 copies a month during that nine year period. Over two million comics were published, and it was also one of the first indy comics to receive the Comic Code.

Today, Marc Hansen publishes Ralph Snart Adventures as an ebook on a sporadic basis. Current issues are available on his webstore. Keep up with Ralph Snart on Twitter.