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February 17, 2005 295 W, 3 I - + 31 - 20 About Hatbag
Hatbag is a comic strip by David Hitt and Lain Hughes. It follows a couple of old college buddies as they adapt to grown-up life.
Hatbag is based on another comic strip, "Hippie and the Black Guy," which Lain and David started in college with another friend of theirs, Jesse Holland. HATBG ran daily for over a year in the college newspaper, The Daily Mississippian, in 1994 and 1995, and later continued in a weekly format in a local publication, Oxford Town, from 1996 until 1998. The launch of Hatbag coincides with the 11th anniversary of the last publication of the daily Hippie and the Black Guy strips.
About the Authors
A space-geek writer by both vocation and avocation, David maintains the All These Worlds
blog. His work can also be found in the educators and students sections of the NASA homepage
. When he's not at work writing, his interests include writing Hatbag, writing his blog, writing a book, writing a journal and, occasionally, writing.
David lives in Hunstville, Ala., having returned home after a decade of wandering around Mississippi as a newspaper reporter.
While you're reading this, Lain Hughes is hard at work creating hilarious new Hatbag strips for your enjoyment. Or shopping for action figures on eBay. Or reading David's blog. Of course, he's being paid for teaching high school in his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, so let's just say that's what he's working on.
In addition to his work on Hatbag and its antecedent Hippie and the Black Guy, Lain is also the creator of Pumpkin Shirt, a solo comic strip which ran weekdays in The Daily Mississippian from January 1993 to September 1995, a period known by comic strip historians as the "Hastily Drawn Period."