|portly men with perms are always the villain|
It could even be argued that I've switched the character of the two men--Johnson was forever in debt and a depressed, out-of-sorts fellow, this, combined with his undiagnosed tourettes, probably would make him more like my portrayal of Walker. In other words, this Johnson owes more to J. Wellington Wimpy, the great comics creation of E.C. Segar in his Popeye strip. Walker, too, has his antecedents, most typified by Squidward Tentacles, of Spongebob Squarepants.
And, having begun with one of the greatest literary minds of the 18th century, and ended with Spongebob, I can safely say my work here is done.
Don't forget, I'll be in Athens, GA for FLUKE this weekend. Stop by--I'll have a (cheap!) print edition of babble comics, and my daughter will have a book of her own to sell.