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H.P. McElwee

H.P. McElwee (a.k.a. “R.D. Bone”) is an American comics writer. In the 1980s, McElwee worked with artist Lawrence Hubbard at the Los Angeles headquarters of California Federal Savings and decided to collaborate on a comic about the wild stories of their friends and associates. Their comic series, Real Deal, was rejected by mainstream publishers, so in 1989 Hubbard and McElwee formed Real Deal Productions and self-published Real Deal #1. They published six issues of Real Deal from 1989–2001.