Splunker, like most worms, enjoys a good snooze in the warm sun. Violet’s job is to see that he doesn’t enjoy himself too much.
This newest piece of fan art comes from Howard Stacy the creator of the comic Pesky Gremlins. If you are unfamiliar with Howard’s comic art, I highly recommend that you visit his website. The gremlins mission in life is to create havoc with everyone’s technology. But, there is often conflict among the three Gremlins (Snafu, Fubar and Lucas) due to an often counter destructive desire to fix the very things that they should be trying to foul up. The cartoony gremlins and supporting cast exist in a highly illustrated world of beautifully rendered classic cars and backgrounds. It’s fun to visit and read Pesky Gremlins which currently updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We rarely ever get fan art, although drive by cup cake assaults do seem to be on the rise in Lake Tuberville, so Sara and I were particularly pleased to receive a piece of art from the talented P.J. Day, creator of one of our favorite online comics, Flatt Bear. It arrived via e-mail with the following attached message ” J.P. I had actually sketched this up a while back when you did that storyline with Splunker and his identity crisis. I envisioned a meet between him and Carl since Splunker was being mistaken for being a snake. I inked this up this weekend and thought you might like it. P.J.”
As I said , we are big fans of Flatt Bear, which in case you haven’t already become a regular reader, we highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and start reading it today. Here is how P.J. describes the strip: “Flatt Bear is a comic strip that takes place at the Flatt Bear lodge. A converted old rail station, it’s a place where people come from all over to get away from it all. This is where we find Duffy, a misdirected and misguided bear who has found himself here through the witness protection program. He meets up with a unique collection of characters who are all trying their best to keep you entertained while not getting downsized or outsourced.” The only thing I could possibly add to that description is to say that Duffy is a one of kind bag of fur and fun. And situations just seem to explode out of control regularly. But don’t take my word for it. Go start reading the comic, now, you will be glad you did.
Having received an ALS Ice Bucket Comic Challenge from Rich Lauzon, who does the wonderful fantasy comic Space Pest Removal , I turned to my favorite pair of comic rivals, Agile Bug and Dr. Beauregard Squirrel (AKA The Prince), to help me out. Agile wanted to use flaming bricks but was eventually convinced to give his favorite villain a really cold wetting. If you enjoy this comic please take a moment and join myself and many other comic artists in making a donation to support this worthy cause at the Beat Feet for ALS website. And just to keep the buckets flowing, I am passing the challenge along to my daughter Rachel @LastRes0rt who does the extremely popular Sci-Fi comic LastRes0rt and to my dear friend Michael Phelps @BlueNo7 who does the situational and often historical comic Life On 66 . Michael’s response is here.
A larger version of the comic can be seen on our FaceBook page.