Sunday, September 5, 2010

Digging Up the Fun Guy

In a much younger incarnation of myself, I had dreams of doing my own syndicated comic strip. In college, I did a weekly comic strip for the campus paper called "The Fun Guy". It was basically a ripoff of one of my cartoon heroes, Jules Feiffer. Doing this strip gave me a great appreciation for what a daily strip cartoonist does, since trying to come up with a funny strip every week just seemed like expecting a miracle to happen every 7 days. How strip artists were able to do this every day in the tiny 3 panel cartoon haiku format that was expected in strips at the time seemed like an impossible task.