Carmine Street Comics, last Saturday (7/12/14), I drew Howard the Duck in chalk on the sidewalk. As is often the case with these chalk things done during the Summer, that damn tree shadow appeared and made it difficult for me to get a good picture. The ones in this post are the best ones that I could get:
Tomorrow, I have a plan to defeat the tree shadow once and for all. Can you guess what it might be, Awesome Visitants? That’s right! I’m going to draw on a part of the sidewalk that the tree shadow can not reach. Ha! Brilliant! And to think it only took me several months to come up with such a cunning plan.
Back to the duck. Being a hug fan of Steve Gerber and Howard the Duck, I have wanted to do a Howard chalk-thing outside of Carmine Street Comics for about as long as I’ve been doing these chalk-things. The problem was, I just couldn’t figure out what the angle should be. That is, until last week, when I found myself locked up in the Sauerbraten County Medical Facility where KISS materialized out of the head of a friend (this friend, as it turns out, was also locked up in the Sauerbraten County Medical Facility) and during this odd visitation by KISS, Peter Criss (or someone playing Peter Criss’ Catman character, who can tell these days?) told me that “Howard the Duck” was on HBO right now.
After KISS vanished back into my friend’s head and after I finished watching “Howard the Duck”, “The Beastmaster” and half of “Disorderlies” , I got to thinking and that thinking lead me to the conclusion that Howard the Duck, the comic character, probably wouldn’t be a big fan of comic book movies and the rest as they say is history.
I was going to continue this post with a personal anecdote about the disastrous mega-bomb movie that is known as “Howard the Duck”, but that will have to wait for another time. It’s been a long week and I still have a ton of crap to do, before doing more crap and then when that’s done, there’s some shit I need to get around to. So, I tell you that story eventually, maybe, who the hell knows?
Stay tuned for more stuff,
Geoff Mosher (a popular cartoonist)