RAT COMICS Issue #1 – “RAT – Profession: Laboratory Test Animal”
Chapter 1 – Business As Usual Roger the lab rat endures all kinds of torture in the name of research.
Chapter 2 – The Great Escape He escapes from the laboratory in spectacular fashion.
Chapter 3 – The Jungle Out There In the first of a series of adventures in the wide world, he is rescued by another escaped rodent, the sybaritic Oliver Oncomouse.
Chapter 4 – The Picture of Darian Grey Catching a ride in the underwear of a stunning French model, he meets the wildly unsuccessful artist Darian. They attend an elite social function. Roger is finally whisked away to new adventures in the underwear of a beautiful gamine bicycle messenger.
(This issue: 39 page book, black and white. The action: picaresque. The subtext: satire. Caveat: some passages may be of dubious propriety.) For a copy, visit my store on Etsy : http://adrianruyle.etsy.com
RAT COMICS Issue #2 – “Rat Meets Dracula”
Chapter 1 – Wall Street Week In the underwear of his messenger hostess, Roger tours the sordid ins and outs of Wall Street.
Chapter 2 – Heart of Darkness Tired of hard-nosed deals and hardbody lifestyles, Roger is taken with a continental woman of mystery — who turns out to be a vampire.
Chapter 3 – Sic Transit Transylvania She carries him home in her underwear, to Dracula’s castle.
Chapter 4 – The Gathering Storm The way of life in Transylvania, and in Dracula’s castle, is threatened by the invasive culture of a country named for Amerigo Vespucci.
Chapter 5 – The Final Solution As tragedy unfolds at the castle, Roger beats an exit in the underwear of a lovely young tourist, bound for further adventures.
(This issue: Pocket comic book, 78 pages in full color. The action: picaresque. The subtext: Satire. Caveat: certain passages may be in questionable taste.) Grab one, like they say, at http://adrianruyle.etsy.com
RAT COMICS Issue #3 – “RAT Finds Money Sex and Violence”
Chapter 1 – Dress for Success From the underwear of a scrappy, upwardly mobile new hostess, Roger Rat sees how it’s done.
Chapter 2 – The Glass Ceiling A sharp business woman, she proposes to her greedy management a most attractive scheme to defraud employees of their retirement. Management grabs the money; and gives her the boot.
Chapter 3 – R & R After such a hard day, she goes home to her ineffectual husband, and to an unsavory dwarf she calls her personal assistant. Roger goes to relax at the underground Hard Rat Café.
Chapter 4 – In God We Trust Going into business for herself, Roger’s entrepreneurial hostess hijacks cash from a drug cartel, and is immediately arrested by the police.
Chapter 5 – Department of Correction She serves time in what turns out to be a graduate school of white collar crime.
Chapter 6 – Capital Punishment The larcenous lady moves up. Roger moves out – and how!
(This issue: only on the Web for now. In full color. The action: picaresque. The subtext: Satire. Caveat: certain passages may be of debatable probity.) Rat Finds Money Sex and Violence can be read as a slide show on Facebook at
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(Bonus on web: Each panel features an extra caption with the picture).