This comic strip which appeared in the Kingston Whig-Standard and the Saint John Telegraph Journal was created by Philip Street. It ran for 10 months from the autumn of 1993 to the summer of 1994 when Philip had to discontinue it due to the workload created by his other strip “Fisher” plus his studies at Sheridan College. It was a MAD magazine type spoof on the stories of the intrepid explorers and archaeologists as told in pulp magazines and movie serials of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Interestingly “Rip Trousers” also appeared in early issues of Philip’s other strip “Fisher” as “Tom Fisher’s” favourite cartoon strip. Then in 2011 it made another short appearance in “Fisher” as a strip now written by “Tom Fisher” and illustrated by his wife “Alison” This is reminiscent of writer Dave Darrigo and illustrator Rick Taylor’s serial “Wordsmith” in which stories written by the pulp writer appeared within the main story.
From Philip Street sent November 6, 2012.