CLASS ACT is a comic strip John Zakour and I tried to sell back in 2004. We had just worked together on the RUGRATS comic strip, and it was several years before I would join John on his already running WORKING DAZE strip. No syndicates jumped at the chance to take this feature on.
The two color pieces that start this entry were part of our promotional package. The three final strips, retitled "MARIA'S DAY" were after we got our rejections, and tried to pitch it to Nickelodeon Magazine, where we had both sold work. Submissions generally went in as pencils, and were not inked unless actually bought. They too didn't bite. I think there's still some charm to
this work, so here it is, finally doing an end run around the editors.