–from the comic “Butchy.”
- Characters in this panel are Butchy, a Staffordshire Terrier with an unusual, patient temperament and a high intelligence. He loves people, puts up with cats, but other dogs get on his nerves. Butchy believes the world centers around himself.
- Rocky is an older black cat who, though extremely smart, believes he’s a vampire. He is forced to put up with other cats who have come along over the years and just wants everything back when he was the only cat.
Rough character sketch of what could have been a syndicated comic.
Most people who visit see me run the other way. All I really want is for them to give me part of whatever it is they’re eating. Just 75%. Is that so much to ask?
If I could make these for a living I’d do it. Doesn’t even have to be Marvel’s Captain America. It could be anyone so long as it’s humanoid. And made from an unconventional medium, like paper towel, foil or sticky notes.
This may not be anything to look at, it may need practice; and even need to be an art medium that doesn’t wilt in water so easily. I’ve been making paper men since my childhood and feel like this is a positive turn in a monetary direction.
–from former lawyer Marcus “Yancy” Templeton-Hatchback, from an online interview August 2016.
Mr. Templeton-Hatchback has since made a lucrative business selling his fan art at comic conventions nationwide. Because of the nature of the material from which the sculptures are made, Mr. Templeton-Hatchback’s works are considered highly sought after.
Made from aluminum foil and green sticky notes. Three sticky notes to be exact. Exactness would be needed and possibly demanded, if Marvel’s Victor Von Doom had any idea his likeness was constructed as a simple miniature.
–from Don Fritz “The Sticky Note” Thomas-Wheatgrass, illustrator and origami enthusiast, from an online interview, August 2015.