» Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]


 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]


 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

July 26, 2007
Beginning in the fall of 2004 and running until last year, LAS hosted a weekly comic series called Field Day. The comic was the creation of Mike Shea, a Baltimore native who moved to New York, as many dreamy-eyed young men are wont to do. Through the characters of Field Day, led by the adventurous Ralph, LAS readers were introduced to Grandpa, Coach Ditry, and of course the Nozzlefuss, all at places like Yummy Tummy's.

To see images pulled from Mike Shea's sketchbook, check here. For both regular LAS readers and newcomers alike, be sure to stop in and take a spin through the always fun world of Field Day.

Below is a list of the twenty-six Field Day comic strips that we ran from 2004 to 2006. That font is huge!

Field Day #01 - War will never let you go.
Field Day #02 - The kids get a new pet!
Field Day #03 - Games with bears!
Field Day #04 - Thinking hat gone haywire.
Field Day #05 - Baseball 2005! Batter up!
Field Day #06 - You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Field Day #07 - The trouble with hello.
Field Day #08 - Ploopsh! Slish! Slorp! Glop!
Field Day #09 - The dangerous game of scholastic test taking.
Field Day #10 - Things that go bump in Ralph's mind.
Field Day #11 - The brutal nature of gopher war.
Field Day #12 - Mystery dinner at Yummy Tummy's.
Field Day #13 - Mystery dinner at Yummy Tummy's, part 2.
Field Day #14 - Mystery dinner at Yummy Tummy's, part 3.
Field Day #15 - Kickball!
Field Day #16 - We must all start with a barn.
Field Day #17 - What kind of grown-up with Ralph be?
Field Day #18 - Ralph gets badminton lessons from Coach Ditry.
Field Day #19 - Badminton lessons from Coach Ditry, part 2.
Field Day #20 - Meet the nozzlefuss.
Field Day #21 - Put me in coach...
Field Day #22 - RITUAL SACRIFICE!!!
Field Day #23 - Jessica: 247-9761.
Field Day #24 - How grandma met grandpa.
Field Day #25 - Weatherman: Prognosticator of fortunes.
Field Day #26 - A group of super weathermen called M.A.T.H.
Field Day #27 - The final installment, delivered 13 months after #26, but delivered.

SEE ALSO: www.mikeshearules.com

Mike Shea
A staff artist for LAS magazine, Mike Shea is bringing comics all up in the ish from his home in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit his blog at www.mikeshearules.com.

See other articles by Mike Shea.



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