BEHIND THE SCENES: Hot Mess Mom Comic TV Inspiration part Two



The TV show that inspires me the most when I’m stuck in writing new Hot Mess Mom comic strips? Nope, it’s not Roseanne. Although I can’t say there isn’t some Roseanne DNA in this comic.  It’s actually ( drumroll please )….



In particular, the mom character, Frankie Heck, played by the wonderful Patricia Heaton:



Like I said, I never steal ideas from the show, but the character of Frankie reminds me of a flesh and blood TV version of HMM ever so slightly,



I’ll see you here again Sunday for  another Hot Mess Mom Comic!


BEHIND THE SCENES: Hot Mess Mom Comic TV Inspiration


Most of the time, the Hot Mess Mom comic is easy to write. My wife and I write about things that have happened in our lives, and then put them through the “filter” of the Hot Mess Mom character. Not that she’s particularly filtered, though….LOL. Or I go through years of the “real” Hot Mess Mom’s blog writings, or all of the screen captures I have of her FaceBook page writings. BUT sometimes, when I’m stuck for an idea, I go watch TV.

Oh I don’t get any ideas DIRECTLY from what I watch, but there are a couple of shows that inspire me to write. Can YOU guess what the number one show, past or present, is that inspires me for writing Hot Mess Mom the Comic? I’ll give you a hint… it’s a sitcom. Leave your comments below or let me know on Facebook! In a few days, I’ll let you know what it is!

Stay Tuned tomorrow for the another Hot Mess Mom Comic!