Jun 25 2014

Doval the Oval

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This high-school-era doodle appears to be one of my earliest attempts to provide a backstory for a drawing. This guy could have been:

  • A shirtless sushi chef
  • A karate champ who is allergic to bees
  • A young Pop Rocks & Coke victim

But no! Instead, a younger me decided to go with “character from a terrible Mortal Kombat knockoff.” Here’s a typed-up version of the text appearing next to the doodle, edited to decrease embarrassment:

Ordinary men. Extraordinary shapes.

Character bio: “Doval the Oval”

Was allied with Dircle of the Circle Clan, but he got fed up with all of the red tape and bureaucracy, so he formed the Oval Clan. Now the Circles and Ovals are at war, though both Doval and Dircle secretly want peace.

┬áPlease direct all licensing requests to my attorney, Scraps O’Lawyerhan.

Jun 18 2014

Little-Known fact: Steve Allen was a superhero

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Today on Little-Known Fact, we take a look at Steve Allen.

The general public knows Allen best for his numerous works in the entertainment industry. But even more monumental were his contributions to the field of superheroery.

The story goes that a young Allen once had a stand-up gig at an Army base in Nevada. After the show, he got lost in the desert. Turns out, he was right on the edge of a nuclear test. The blast showered him with gamma rays, but instead of killing him, it made him super powerful and stuff.

That’s right: The same guy who has two stars on the Hollywood walk of fame also flew around and saved puppies from fires. He was a very busy man.

Jun 11 2014

Al Widenbutt, private eye/convenience store owner/slipper model

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Name: Al Widenbutt

Age: 46

Occupation: Private detective/convenience store owner/slipper model

Pets: Scrappers, a border collie/Xoloitzcuintli mix

Family: Scrappers, a border collie/Xoloitzcuintli mix

Favorite drink: Fuzzy Navel

Notable quotes:

  • “If it was so secret, you should have hidden it better.”
  • “You eat it, you buy it.”
  • “You want to see more foot? I’ll give you more foot.”
  • “I might be ugly, but … screw you.”