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Jan 9, 2013

F Minus: The First Ten Years

 A decade-old F Minus

This month marks the ten year anniversary of the very first appearance of F Minus in The State Press, the student newspaper at Arizona State University. Ten!

It was a very different world back in 2003. We didn't have the fancy iPhones or Facebook you kids enjoy today. We had Myspace. And our cell phones had real buttons! It was miserable.

But there were some bright points. Eminem taught us to lose ourselves in the music. Jennifer Aniston took home a hard-earned Golden Globe for her work in the hit TV series Friends. I started wearing aviator sunglasses like my hero Jack Bauer. North Korea formally withdrew from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. (They were jerks anyway.)

 Pictured above: Aviators

Thanks to all the F Minus fans who have been around since the very beginning. Some of you may still have your F Minus Fan Club laminated ID cards, or a copy of my self-published comic book. Someday those things are going to be real collector's items. I know, I say that every decade.

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9 comments:

katilda said...

Good grief, was Jack Bauer 10 yrs ago?! Also my beloved clipping of the "7th grade legend tells of a girl so cool..." finally disintegrated in my wallet a couple weeks ago. I still have the one about the dog giving an awkward side hug, though. Next time I will laminate.

Mary B said...

i funkin love F minus

Anonymous said...

Do you still have the original fan club members list in numbered order? I think I was somewhere around number 43, although I remember loving your comic in the state press (my senior year at ASU was '03) even before joining the club.

Scott J said...

I think the best part about F Minus is your URL... Spread The F Word!

Anonymous said...

F Minus really is a comic strip that a person can look forward to because it is funny to varying degrees. Most comics make me angry because they are so lame they kill brain cells. Thank you Tony F-ing Carrillo.

Paul said...

There's a comic book?! You should totally reprint that. Because I want one.

TONY ALMA WORKS said...

congrats man, your strip helps people more than you will ever know. keep up the great work...

NLi10 said...

10 seems pretty epic. I still have no real idea where I discoverd the F- strips being a british guy and having read them for ages (and I have the books!). Here's to world domination in the next 10.

adora said...

I love F Minus. I would go so far as to say that I can't be friends with someone who doesn't get F Minus jokes.