You read that right, we are “expanding the brand” a little bit by creating a home made comic book to take our puppet characters on adventures beyond the puppet stage.
My love for comics probably started a short time after I became “puppet crazy” in 1969. This was due to the fact that I was five years old, and still learning to read. The superhero comics were a favorite, yet I was always interested in the comic versions of my favorite Saturday Morning cartoon characters. We didn’t have DVDs back then, so if you wanted to see Bugs Bunny on a Tuesday afternoon, you had to pick through your pile of “funny books” and read about that “wascally wabbit”. Those were the days!
When I thought about the similarities of puppet shows, cartoons, and comic books I had one of those “eureka” moments. The Wump Mucket cast was a little hesitant at first, yet with a bit of cajoling (and some cookies for Coleman) they agreed to have their likenesses appear in print. I am thrilled to be able to release our first comic on Free Comic Book Day, May 5th 2012 at Maverick’s in Finneytown. More info here
For those of you who would like to obtain one of these certain collectables, I will save a few that you can send away for through the mail. Start saving cereal boxtops.
Until next time, excelsior!