At OSU in 1992 I drew a daily comic strip for the school paper, The Lantern. It was called Potbelly. I drew the strips at triple the size to pack in detail and used a lot of white out. I loved doing it, but my jokes were laaaaaaame.
The character was a dog with an oversized belly. He didn’t speak but held up signs instead. My inspiration was Bloom County and Calvin and Hobbes. Eventually I got distracted and took the summer off, coming back and renaming the strip Bedlam and adding human characters. It still didn’t get funny.
But Potbelly stuck around and holds a dear place in memory. Eventually I’ll capture a slew of them and capture as a Project.