Am I the only one who thinks that Frank Bolle keeps having this guy bother Tommie because it's too much work to draw Dan Diller's luscious beard every other day? I mean Rick is just Paul Linski/Scott Gaines/Generic Male character. Frank's probably in solitary confinement at Shady Pines, being forced by the faceless bean-counting comic syndicate executives to spend his golden years tracing his old strips for new material. Poor guy.
Tommie is a true artist. This whole business of nickels and dimes just gets her down, man. It's about the music, man. Clearly, no one has told her about benefits of the royalty check.