Sketches, Stories and Other Stuff from Tom Ruegger
Hmm, think we're seeing a slightly more Gross side of you Tom, but hey, it's cool:)
I have many sides.But do keep in mind, we are talking about dogs here...they eat and roll in things that you or I would avoid like the plague.
That's true. I can just picture you saying "I have many sides" right now.I don't know why, but that image just cracks me up. Keep up this comic strip, I like it! :)
Thanks. I plan to keep it going.
I just noticed that the protagonist's tail suddenly appears in the last panel but otherwise was not visible in the previous standing poses.Don't you just hate tails?What is this dapperly-dressed dog's name, anyway? He looks like a private investigator or something. Private Pooch?
Hmmm, good name, what was the inspiration? JK, he seems like he could be an under cover spy, but ultimately fail at every mission he's sent to in a hilarious fashion. But that's just me. Sorry, I just like creating my own scenarios
Hahaha, "excuse me sir, I must go retch." I won't be forgetting that for a while.
Regarding the detective dog's name: I'm torn between "Fetch" and "Tracker." Same diff, I guess. He hunts down missing dogs/cats.
Luke, re: inspiration: have been drawing this detective dog since my childhood. I always gave my dogs imaginary professions, often down the lines of detectives or spies.
Fetch or Tracker... Hmm. How about surnames?The first possibilities that come to my mind:Fetch Fidowski.Tracker Taylor ... (trucker joke as it sounds like "tractor-trailer"; others might hear it as "tailer" since he tails people... and has a tail...)
I think I based Fetch on the Fletch detective series. Tracker is definitely a first name, a nickname.
Yeah, that's why "Fetch" seems better as a single name. The reference is reasonably obvious (I got it, anyway). It might be too close if you say Fetch is short for a surname of Fetcher. Or not...? I suppose if you called him Fido Fetcher (which is what he does, too!), Fetch for short, it's close enough without being too close, since Fido sounds nothing like Irwin Maurice (that, I had to look up!).