As you may or may not know, Gorr is based on my own sweet pug, Pooj. I recently got some shots of him doing his leaf thing and I wanted to share them with you. Pooj loves to sniff, he will follow a scent no matter how far under the leaves he has to go. He roots around and sounds exactly like a pig with all his huffing and snorting. This is the exact behavior that inspired the Leaf Bandit,Â to give you anÂ idea of how sometimes life imitates art imitates life.
David Hurley is the creator ofÂ Don’t Pick the Flowers, a whimsical strip about the little town of Flowerville, and its dizzy denizens including Vincent, Suzanne and the every affable, Duck! David capturesÂ thisÂ burg in hisÂ brilliant, clear line and sparkling color. Even Zombie Boy finds it hard to be his usualÂ cranky self in this drawing by David, which includes the delightful Duck. Thanks, David for this gem of a guestÂ drawing!
Also check out David’s blog, where he interviews fellow creators (including yours truly). Read his blog here.
You can also follow David on Twitter: @david_hurley
One of the most enthusiastic people of my “Curse” strips has been 12-year old wunderkind Francesca Testen, the amazing and talented creator behind the online comic, The History Twins. Francesca, along with her equally talented and supportive father, Robert, collaborated to produce their own “Curse” strip which I am delighted to share with you. FT began The History Twins to express her creativity in words and pictures, but also to raise awareness and money for The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation. Go by and visit Francesca’s site, The History Twins, and be prepared to witness a blossoming toon genius.
You can follow FT on Twitter: @thehistorytwins
This unique painted illustration of Zombie Boy and Gorr is by the uber-talented Alejandra E. GÃ¡mez PÃ¡ndura! Love the expressions, on Gorr especially! AlejandraÂ is one of the artists I featured in my “Panel Divas” blog post, and youÂ can read aboutÂ here. You can see her work on her site, The Mountain with TeethÂ and follow her on Facebook here, andÂ on Twitter here.