Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.27: Develop

sleep does for dreams what chemicals do to photopaper and Stacey does to the Padlilly investigation.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.26: Exposure

Stacey's story is further brought to the light. Light can be pretty heavy when you're in the dark.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.25: Advance

Stacey knows that to paint a picture you have to take it first. Detective Trousers has seen a thousand words; the job is to know what they look like.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.24: Load

We all have our father figures.

Happy Father's Day.

Monday, May 14, 2007


editor's note: with great promo comes great responsibility.

Coming soon: Stacey talks. and she says a lot. so much we needed a guest letterist.

jesspark joins the letterer team in a five part mega-event.


Friday, May 4, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.23: Two Stones at Two Birds

In the wild it is said that if you look a raptor straight in the eye, there are a few more things you're not seeing. Detective Trousers and Haps may or may not have heard this. Even if they had, heeding advice and hearing it are two very different things.

Either way, they're approaching their raptors.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.22: Off the Cuffs

When tempers get unhinged, things come out the door.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.21: Lieutenant Wallow

Detective Trousers and Haps come to realize that with the daylight comes its herald. For the ancient Greeks it was Phoebus Apollo, for the R.D.P.D. it's Lieuntenant Wallow.

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.20: Ice is a Sheet on Water

As the Bradly and Padlilly Case grows colder, new waves from the sun fight its frozen shell.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.19: Repercussion Instruments

The drum bangs slow. Sometimes even Detective Trousers' patience gets tested. And that's when you use the snare.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.18: After Blood and Before Lice

Much like the second plague of passover, Stacey Wolinksi knows of frogs. But does she know about the slaying of Bradley or Captain Padilly? Haps doesn't know. Detective Trousers wants to find out.

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.17: In A Hand-Basket

It's a metaphorical Hell in a hand-basket, or fry in a burger basket, for Stacey Wolinski as she eats by admission her ticket to confession. There's that story, that myth, about the young girl who eats a fruit in hades and is therefore a part of hades, she stays there, and her mom, who's in charge of weather, well, that's why we get winter sometimes. Detective Trousers knows this myth, so does Stacey Wolinksi.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.16: Car Side Delivery

If you let someone else pick up your lunch you don't know what you're getting until you unwrap it. Sometimes this is true even if you pick it up yourself, but then at least you know you did all you could.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.15: Resolve

The early bird catches the worm. sometimes it's better to sleep in.

Friday, February 23, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.14: Alert This New Day

editor's note: respect to our O.C. brothers: see Dispatch:Ben for more details.

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.13: Videotape

Like magnets to metal, like magnets to a tape.

editor's note: Special Happy Birthday to "Ben" at Ben's Scanner Service who celebrates his birthday [tuesday] according to the Terms of Agreement clause [I] signed.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.12: The Wolinski Interrogation part 3: Evidence Against It

Like a tower made of several wood blocks, Detective Trousers' case is tumbling while at the same time getting stacked.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


small print, water colour, and santana with rob thomas at 4am - it's a double-size valentines day special in 2 parts and Detective Trousers doesn't need a badge to know someone's been shooting arrows at him. The following takes place sometime after the Bradly murder.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.11: The Wolinski Interrogation part 2: You Can't Spell "Love" with out L,O,V, and E - This is the L.

Not even Wolinksi's lawyer can prevent Detective Trousers from breaking down what exactly went down with the Bradly and Padlilly murders. This, like an onion in a 10th grade science project, may only be dealing with one layer.

The Beat Goes On p.10: The Wolinski Interrogation part 1: Prix Fixe

Haps may favor al a carte but Detective Trousers is pacing himself for a long sit down.

The Beat Goes On p.9: Intermezzo - Sorbet

After grilling Morty the mortician, Detective Trousers and Haps clense their palate and prepare for prime suspect Wolinksi.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.8: The Morty Interrogation: Goes Down Easier Done Than Said

The pressure cooker is heating up as Dectective Trousers brings his friend Morty the Mortician in for a talk. The title is either a metaphor for taking medicine in pill form or something more intellegent about the late Edward Said. If anyone out there can make a connection, let me know.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.7: The Bart Interrogation: Where Do We Sit Now?

The title takes on a double meaning as new friends, Detective Trousers and Detective Haps, delve into the questioning of a new suspect.
editors' note: Special Thanks to honorary jr. detective Ben for his photoshop chops in turning this dove ad of an episode into a head&shoulders ad of an episode.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.6: Dinner

The day may be winding down but it's just getting started for Detective Trousers. He's put a lot on his plate and whether or not he can chew what he bites depends by the mouthfuls.

Monday, January 29, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.5: The only note an alarm won't play is Rest, Wake Up Dreamer, There is News

Detective Trousers is the Primary on the Bradly and Padlilly Case. The phrase "two birds with one stone" is not a comfort.

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.4: Rapid

As the title suggests, this episode is best read while listening to R.E.M. Automatic for the People.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.3: Rattle

part 3. Rattle.

Part 3 is called "Rattle." It represents both the death rattle of Captain Froggyface Padlilly and the proverbial rattling of the cages in the overall story arc of The Beat Goes On.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Beat Goes On p.2: All The Best

People ask about the what the guys are doing in the third panel. They're singing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow."