Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dave the Punk Rock Cat's Big Adventure Page 25

I don't know where the heck my mind has been. Well, no, that's a lie, I actually do. I've been spending a disproportionate amount of time on so many other projects, and I fear that Dave the Punk Rock Cat is being pushed into the periphery... which is sort of the opposite of what I want, because Dave is the project that everyone actually SEES, while these other projects... are nowhere near ready for their debuts yet. I must strive to change this.

So what do you think of my Iron Butterfly cover?

I got into a conversation with a bunch of my friends while they were kinda watching me draw this, about how and why this album/song came to be named "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and what it means. The currently circulating rumour of course being that the song's actual title "In the Garden of Eden" (a piece of music trivia immortalized in the Simpsons Episode "Bart Sells His Soul.) was either misheard through a pair of headphones, or misspoken, through a heavily inebriated lead singer.

Which was it? We are not meant to know! It is lost in the vaults of Rock and Roll history forever!

This guy though, this fat guy with the big spikey hair. I've mentioned it before, but he sort of looks like Blanka from Street Fighter, right? I've also been told he looks like Murderface from Metalocalypse. I've been drawing this character for a long time, he usually has different hair, but his face and rotundness are always intact. I'm not sure why, but he always make appearances in comics as the guy you love to hate. Is it because I hate fat people? Yes. But that's beside the point, the point is, we all KNOW this guy. This guy who just... talks, despite his inability to communicate. His question may have been answered ten minutes ago, but he insists on formulating and re-formulating his thoughts over and over in an endless cascade of aural diarrhea, like a garbage truck of words tipping it's contents, and every single piece of trash lands directly inside your ear. I know many people like this, in my line of work I feel like I meet them every day, and I've had to endure this particular exchange on multiple occasions. That is why this sequence of Dave the Punk Rock cat is different, because it's something that happened to me, and not a story I heard secondhand. In the future, I'd like to implement more of my own stories into Dave the Cat, but the guy who initially inspired this character has this endless wealth of stories he keeps asking me to use, and I am happy to oblige him :)

Well, i suppose I'd better devote myself to another project for a week, until it's time to update again. I love you all, I swear!

P.S. I don't actually hate fat people.

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