Squatchin’ with Coleman the Sasquatch comic strip
I am very happy to share with you the first installment of Squatchin’ with Coleman the Sasquatch. The idea for a comic featuring the Wump Mucket Puppets characters has been floating around my brain for some time. Several years ago I printed a mini-comic to give-away at one of our performances on Free Comic Book Day at Maverick’s Comics & Cards in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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A Comic about Puppets?
Comics and cartoons have been an interest of mine probably as long as puppets! I read many comics online, and often check out collections from the Public Library of Cincinnati. It made total sense to me to draw and write a comic strip featuring the puppet characters that I have been performing for so many years. Why not let them explore a comic strip as well as a puppet stage? I feel that the two art forms have several similarities in storytelling.
What’s a Squatch?
As someone who is very interest with Sasquatch, Sea Serpents, aliens, and other mysteries I found it amusing that there are SO MANY different names for this “undiscovered” ape species. Why not have Coleman question it? I imagine that Coleman would have a large pile of well-read comics in his cave. Maybe I will have him address this in a future strip? As in puppetry, anything is possible in a comic strip!
Comics and Me
Some of my earliest memories are of my parents reading the Sunday comics, or as we called them The Funnies, to my sisters and brothers when we were young children. I tried to continue this practice with my children when they were younger. Some of my favorite comic strips over the years include Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, Pogo by Walt Kelly, Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson, and more recently Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley.
Let me know what you think of the comic by leaving a comment on the Wump Mucket Puppets Facebook page. Tell me about some of your favorite comics while you are there. Thanks for reading the comic strip! There is MORE FUN to come in 2019!!!