we don't need no stinkin' badgers!
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October 7th, 2008

we don't need no stinkin' badgers!

sometimes i have those days where i wanna just draw something out of left field. and when i’m feeling that way rusty comes out to play!

i know some people love him and others despise him, but he amuses me to no end! i wouldn’t be surprised if one day life imitates are to a degree. but for now i am satisfied with just putting pencil to paper.

before i go i want to give a quick nod to chris kirk creator of  SOCK’D a great comic that is back up and running. it’s good fun, go check it out!! 




EDIT: because of many lawyer meetings this week so far and a court hearing tomorrow, i have to (for my own sanity) bump this week of butternut.


  1. Monkey

    YAY we love Rusty!

  2. Kristen

    I like how the bird in the tree is even amused by it. Poke. hahaha. All these animals make me think of TACC!

  3. Ramon

    total homage to my good man karl 🙂

  4. Kristen

    Aw, the man-love between you boys is adorbale. I mean that in a totally straight, manly way. Glad to see egos are aside.

    Speaking of TACC, you know I preorder a shirt…I think you should do the same for Kuku/BNS! I have friends that are Jager girls/Miller Lite girls. I could kinda be like that if you make some shirts. It’s win-win! See, you get your name out there and I get dates/free drinks (I use comics as a screening device: “Oh, you drive a Mercedes and make $100,000…but you don’t like comics? Yeeeeah, uh, okay I’m going to go. Bye.”) Just something to think about…

    And yes, I’ve actually said that.

  5. sydesho327

    Long Live Rustzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. Irish

    I know I’m not Sir David Attenborough, but I was sure badgers are black with white stripes?

  7. Ramon

    he’s part albino 🙂

  8. Ms. Jones

    I love it! Doggies are so cute and this one is hilarious to boot!

  9. Kat

    Cute and funny. I like. 🙂

  10. Usivius

    Great one, Ramon. I love Rusty too, and the little asides. And, like Kristen, totally love the nod to TACC.
    Good luck with the lawyers and keep the art coming!

  11. Jarastu

    is “dachshund” even proper english?
    because in german this would be a “Dackel” ^^
    way to go rusty xD

  12. Senksis

    It is proper English (dachshund or, I think, sausage dog) – as well as it is proper proper German (Dackel, Dachshund, Teckel). And they had been breeded exactly for the purpose of hunting badges and foxes (that is in their burrows). Although I would guess being poked by the prey is no part of the original plan. By the way I’d love to see the narcoleptic dachshund as part of a saint bernard’s rescue squad… *lol*

  13. Jeph

    Y’know, I know the stories more about what’s happening in the FOREGROUND, but checking out the BACKGROUND (and whatever you call the ground itself) in this shows what really beautiful artwork you’re capable of!

  14. Jerome

    Rusty the narcoleptic wiener dog is the best. Ramon you ever think about selling posters?

  15. Karl

    I’m stealing that badger, btw. 😉


  16. Ramon

    your theft would be an honour.

    added a bit of colour, well black, to barnum… cause irish was kinda right. what can i say i was tired when colouring… and that’s right, i’ve named the badger barnum.

  17. Ramon

    and thanks jeph 🙂

    i wish i had the time to properly devote to my fanciful endeavours.

  18. Rico

    Brilliant. Funny! Glad to see you back in full swing.

  19. Rex

    Rusty is so awesome! As a vet tech student, he makes me especially happy! I’ll have to bookmark this one to add to the other Rusty bookmarks. I really should show my teachers these. I’m sure they’d love’m!

  20. Katja

    I can just eat that dog up he’s so cute.

  21. Nigel-63

    Ramon, you’ve always been there with a post-Chuck Jones modern design sense that confidently zings and zaps along, but, as has been said, it’s really nice to see you sliding easily into the Kerschl-style of ‘wildlife zen’… very schmooth…

    … y’know, if you had stuff to buy, I’d probably buy it…

  22. Irish

    aw, I feel kinda bad now, you coulda left him as he was.
    I’d already bought the albino excuse 😀

    i promise that in future I’ll limit my comments to how great I think these comics are.

  23. Terri

    Who could hate Rusty?

    I love Butternut Squash and Kukuburi, good to see you back Ramon!

  24. Alahnna

    I’d buy!

  25. Alison

    I’ve always wanted to get a wiener dog… but now I want a narco wiener dog.
    Rusty tees would be cool 🙂

  26. Effin' Bartlett

    What in the F**k?!! I was lookin’ for Sarah Palin bloopers on YouTube!

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