On the Fastrack chronicles the comic misadventures at Fastrack Inc., a wry mirror of the contemporary work scene. Ruthless boss Rose Trellis runs Fastrack, Inc. and thrives in an atmosphere of corporate political intrigue and back-stabbing. Readers can also follow the life of Fastrack worker Wendy Rommel and her husband, Art Welding, as they run the non-stop modern business gauntlet and juggle their home life with their children, Patina and Rusty.
The strip is sprinkled with office romance, computer technology mayhem and lovesick moat monsters!
On the Fastrack has been distributed by King Features Syndicate since 1984 and now appears in some 75 newspapers nationwide.
Wendy is the embattled yet optimistic executive assistant of Fastrack, Inc.'s CEO. In this position, she finds herself at the center of the company's maelstrom of weirdness, trying to find a balance between home vs. career, parenthood vs. sleep, and corporate loyalty vs. the urge to hurl her laptop through a plate glass window.
Dethany is Personal Assistant to Wendy Welding. A 27-year-old with an unconventional fashion sense, she feels life is a fleeting, transitory stage which is too short to waste on work that isn’t one’s best. Smart, kind, helpful, motivated and resourceful, she explodes every preconception that her co-workers have about her.
Art's major accomplishments in life are in winning the heart of his wife Wendy and being a caring father to Rusty and Patina. Other than that, he toils contentedly in the Fastrack, Inc. computer room year after year, free of ambition and its consequences.
The children of Wendy and Art inhabit a virtual world that their parents are only dimly aware of.
In this online universe, they've battled The Bug (formerly known as Y2K), developed Santa's North Pole computer security system and cleaned up after their pet, Meg the Cyber-Dog.
Ms. Trellis is the cheerfully ruthless CEO of Fastrack, Inc., ruling the company with an iron hand, an unbending will and the ever-present threat of sending the staff on yet another "team-building" retreat. She has avoided the criminal excesses of most recent CEOs since she has always been able to grab everything she ever wanted legally.
Chelonia and Bud Spore
Chelonia and Bud run the computer network of the company. Chelonia is the daughter of Ms. Trellis, and their baby Cookie takes after her grandmother in every way except that she is too young yet to read Machiavelli.
The Moat Monster
Somewhere in the toxic chemical waste of the Fastrack, Inc. dump site, an organism spontaneously developed that grew to become the company's Chief of Security, with the ability to morph at will and the inability to tell a lie. As she was found to contain DNA fragments of the entire staff, she literally embodies the soul of the company.