Archive for the ‘Brittney of the Squirrel Scouts’ Category

Will the real Brittney stand up?

August 17, 2011

The strip rerunning on today features the pint-sized conman Brittney of the Squirrel Scouts. If you’re up to date on your Bo Nanas lore you know that Brittney is named after my niece, although their personalities are nothing alike. When my niece turned 16, she picked out an original for her birthday…and this one was it.

The end…again

October 20, 2010

If you hadn’t seen the way I ended Bo Nanas way back in the summer of 2007, it’s rerunning today on If you want to see what leads up to it, start here at the beginning of the end.

Thursday is the new Sunday – Wrap it up

March 18, 2010

Sometimes you (meaning me) write a gag that only has a couple of panels and really should be a daily, but it has so many words that it just has to be a Sunday strip. That’s what happened with the three-months-too-late (or nine-months-too-early) Christmas-themed Sunday that’s rerunning on today.

I’m pretty sure this is the one and only Sunday appearance of Brittney of the Squirrel Scouts. If you had asked me what color her uniform is before I reviewed the strip to write this, I wouldn’t have had the foggiest. I guess I made it brown cuz of squirrels. (Yep, sounds logical.)

The unseen-until-now drop panel above came from an idea to do a Sunday strip that was just a piece of Bo Nanas wrapping paper. Granted, it was a cop-out and my long suffering editor Amy poo-pooed right away. (I’m not sure I even got to the end of my sentence.)

The end of Bo, revisited – #7

July 28, 2009

bo nanas-2007-07-28

Thursday is the new Sunday…or is it?

January 29, 2009

For quite a while now has been rerunning Bo Sunday strips on Thursday. Why? Who knows. Something probably got shifted in scheduling once and threw everything off.

Today there is no Sunday up on Why? Who knows. Seems like someone last week noticed that a Halloween series of strips was starting and cut it off in mid-stream, so that may have something to do with it.

What day of the week will Sundays show up next. I’m taking bets.

Meanwhile, enjoy the daily featuring the adorable, immoral Brittney of the Squirrel Scouts.

Memory is the first thing to go

January 3, 2009

Remember back here when I mentioned that my niece Brittney, when she was about 5, provided this quote I used on the back cover of “APPEELING?”

“My Uncle John draws pictures and then you laugh.”
– BRITTNEY, niece

As I said, she’s now 19.

I saw her at Christmas, gave her a copy of the book, had her turn it over and read the quote…she had no recollection of saying that.


(The above panel with Brittney of the Squirrel Scouts is from the very last Bo Nanas strip. You can see the final week of Bo here.)

Back of the book

November 5, 2008

A reader wrote me after he got his copy of the new book “APPEELING” and mentioned that he really like the second quote on the back cover. Here are both of the quotes:

“Bo Nanas has a unique perspective on human society, a view that offers ample opportunity for warped commentary of the satirical kind.”
– R.C. HARVEY, noted comics historian and critic

“My Uncle John draws pictures and then you laugh.”
– BRITTNEY, niece

Obviously I paired them up for maximum comedic output.

The first one is from a review Bob Harvey did of my first book “Monkey Meets World” for The Comics Buyer’s Guide.

The second quote is not a review of either book; it’s how my niece described me to a teacher, probably in Kindergarten.

Brittney’s was such a great quote that I’ve always remembered it and I’m thrilled that I finally got a chance to use it.

(By the way, she’s 19 years-old now.)

(BTW#2, I also used her name for the character of the pint-sized con man Brittney of the Squirrel Scouts.)

(BTW#3, she is also nothing like the pint-sized con man Brittney of the Squirrel Scouts…except for the blond part…and at one time, when she was younger, she was indeed “pint-sized.”)