Rude Dude Productions was founded to continue publishing Nexus which had been canceled by Dark Horse Comics around 1998. After publishing 2 Free Comic Book Day comics, and 1 Nexus series, Nexus was picked up by Dark Horse Comics again and Rude Dude closed it's doors.
After a few years publishing Nexus in their anthology book, Dark Horse Presents, and many fan complaints about it being in the book, Steve decided to relaunch Rude Dude Productions and Nexus on his own. This time in comic strip form.
The Rude's launched the Nexus Newspaper Strip with a successful Kickstarter late 2015 and successfully kept to a schedule for 8 months before their son, Brandon, fell ill with Crypto August of 2016, and aggravated his Ulcerative Colitis (which, up until then they did not know he had). With Steve's wife, Jaynelle, spending most of her time in the hospital or helping Brandon catch up with homework, Rude Dude could not keep up with the schedule and was forced to close it's doors.
Fast forward to 2020 - with the comic industry in flux due to COVID 19 and a new Nexus book to be published that (due to COVID 19) may not hit shelves for another year, the Rude's decided to relaunch Rude Dude Productions to continue self publishing new Nexus in Trade Paperback and oversized Deluxe Edition formats.