Scott Kurtz came up with a mash-up that’s so brilliant in its obviousness that I’m surprised it hasn’t been done before (and who knows, maybe it has): LOLBAT:
We’ve talked about this on the podcast, but it’s amazing how the silliest of ideas, the least pre-meditated concepts, illicit the strongest response. It was a last minute idea that tickled me silly and I got very excited about drawing it. It’s fun to draw Super-heroes. I just wish I was better at it. I stand in awe of people like Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker, and the late Mike Wieringo who can pull off that dynamic comic book art that skirts the line of cartoony. I would love to learn to draw more like those guys.
You guys should know that my brother was hanging out with me as I was drawing the LOLBAT strip and really pushed me to keep pushing my art, going to far as to suggest adding textures and finding them for me online. So the LOLBAT’S first outing was a real family affair.
Anyway, for those of you who like LOLBAT, I’ll be drawing him again for sure. When the mood strikes and when the moment is just right, the LOLBAT will return. Much like the Panda or our favorite 70’s cops Bulldog and Cooch.