Prior to Rose Is Rose, Brady created a comic strip named Dreamer, but it was rejected by every publisher who saw it. Brady created "Graves, Inc." which was syndicated briefly by the Register and Tribune Syndicate in the early 1980s.
^"In 1982, prior to Rose is Rose, I developed a comic strip I called Dreamer. It was rejected by every syndicate that saw it, but in many ways its heart goes on in Rose Is Rose." --Pat Brady, Rose is Rose: 15th Anniversary Collection, p. 61.