The Francis Cartoons - In Which Francis Hangs Out With His Pals in the Riff Raff Cafe

The Francis Cartoons

Comic 89 - In Which Francis Hangs Out With His Pals in the Riff Raff Cafe

In Which Francis Hangs Out With His Pals in the Riff Raff Cafe
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1st Jul 2021, 9:00 AM
Okay....soooo many apologies all around to:

McGenivan Way Out There
WarGyrl Wargyrl
Amalockh1 Armless Amy
Area5.1 Area5.1
MattSchofield Steamroller Man
Marcel Dear World
Moizmad Riddick-Q-Loss

And a very deep and heart felt apology to Chris-Tar for drawing Brock so poorly. What can I say. He's beyond my ability.



Wonderful! Riff Raff Cafe is practically turning into a collaborative comic!

29th May 2021, 5:07 PM edit delete reply

I know! what a great idea...who knows what kind of shenanigans will go on there in the future.

29th May 2021, 6:21 PM edit delete reply

Thank goodness you posted this....rainy day in Boston, the only thing that could save me from utter boredom was THIS! Krazy Kat, and Tex Avery's Red Hot Riding Hood! We do have very similar cartoon interests...are you familiar with Bob Clampett's Great Piggy Bank Robbery?

29th May 2021, 5:33 PM edit delete reply

I'm glad I brightened up your day :) Thanks for creating such a cool place for cartoon characters to hang out.

Bob Clampett and Texas Avery are my two most favorite cartoonist ever.....Frank Tashlin also made some cartoony as hell shorts as my be interested in the Cartoon Logic podcast put out by Bob Jaques of Ren and Stimpy fame.

29th May 2021, 6:26 PM edit delete reply

I was trying to decide/recall - was it Tex Avery or Preston Blair who designed Red? Either way, the eye was caught.

Interesting going with the French poster for Forbidden Planet. And nice to see our Belgian hero sitting up there, too.

Hey, Francis!
If you get over to Mo's these days, tell her that -3- sends his demented & perverted love her way. I stop in to read now and again, but the duck makes people join to comment. Their anti-hermit measures are successful.

4th Jun 2021, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

I don't really get over to Mo's these days either. I don't like the Duck. It just isn't a very good website. But both Unka John and Moizmad are there for some reason when they used to be here! I have no idea why they left or why they stay there. Obviously I'm missing something.

4th Jun 2021, 7:50 PM edit delete reply

Damn. I was off in those years, so i'm mystified as well.
But, damn good to hear Unka John is still alive. Sure wish the duck didn't operate as a cult, operating only for the membership. I've got a firm policy against joining any cults i didn't start.

4th Jun 2021, 8:21 PM edit delete reply

Tin Tin!!! Big Time Way Out There fan and now a big fan of your stuff....

29th May 2021, 5:35 PM edit delete reply

Thanks Matty Grennon! Way Out There is awesome!

29th May 2021, 6:27 PM edit delete reply

This is fascinating and "Deep", at least for my limited intellect.. but I don't care I like it.
I especially like the ghosts with boobs on the Pac-man game. Nice touch. LOL
I also see they are playing three dimensional chess from Star Trek, and that the wookie has already ripped out the little girl's arms... that is macabre...
You have also included many peeps from the comicfury community which is cool.
I don't understand why Stimpy is the drink holder though... what a set of cheeks....
Last but not least, Brock looks like Joe Biden after he fell down a flight of stairs on Airforce one, with his legs bones all crooked and broken in several places. Poor Brock, it must have been very painful.
However, I deeply appreciate your homage to my overrated, but beloved by me, character Brock Trueblood. I predict that after I die, you and a few other artists here will finally finish his comic for me, and I give you my blessing. Maybe I can read it from heaven, or hopefully not, heck A.K.A. (Hell).

29th May 2021, 5:36 PM edit delete reply

Ha ha....yes, once again, I apologize for how Brock turned out....for some reason he is just beyond my ability/ skill level to do justice to.

I'm very gratified that you enjoyed the rest of the cartoon though.

The little armless girl is Armless Amy from Amaloch1 ' comic. She was already armless before the Wookie and her hooked up. :P

Good catch on everything else!

29th May 2021, 6:31 PM edit delete reply

Oh, and there is nothing wrong with your style. everyone has different styles that suit their personality. Just keep expressing yourself with art and making us laugh.

29th May 2021, 5:53 PM edit delete reply

Is the chess game from the original Star Trek?

Pazzed out in the zapper..only you could come up with that! :)

29th May 2021, 8:44 PM edit delete reply

Yes. It's the Tri-dimensional chess Kirk beat Spock at using emotion over logic.

Man. You're going to hate next Thursday's Francis episode....I apologize in advance.

29th May 2021, 10:33 PM edit delete reply

I really like the way you spread the whole scene across the four frames, I recently saw something similar where each frame carries the story like this... very clever.

I'm looking at the area 5.1 aliens with a rather pared down marcel and tintin and I'm thinking I'd have merge that 3D chess set with a cake stand (very british). You've drawn them very nicely in their dopey shoes

Butt cheeks! - Im seeing a pattern here. Great attempt to populate the bar, even if the barman looks like he's had some cheap work done. The film posters are great and it looks like the pizza machine was temporarily replaced by a Madam Pacman machine. (Oh she's definitely pac-ing them in)

Hope you posted on Duck so Mo can see your fromage homage.

Passed out on the zapper - it reminds me of a theme on Ren and Stimpey,.. don't whiz on the electric fence. Advice I've taken heed of and that has kept me in good health...

When nature's callin'
Don't be stallin'
Use your common sense
Before you let it flow
Find a place to go
Just don't whiz on the electric fence.

31st May 2021, 8:28 PM edit delete reply

Thanks for commenting, Area.

I can explain the cake stand. I recently did one of those DNA tests and it turns out my real father was British! WE'RE PRACTICALLY BROTHERS.

Alas, I'm way too lazy to post on Duck, but hopefully Mo got a little extra traffic her way.

31st May 2021, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

Amazing page, Francis!

Loved all those cameos! :D

1st Jun 2021, 1:01 AM edit delete reply

Thanks, Amalockh1. Did you notice that very special cameo in the first booth with Chewie?

1st Jun 2021, 2:01 AM edit delete reply

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