Today marks a special day, not just for Falling Rock but for my cartooning career. While drawing Atticus & Glen for my college paper, I created what has become one of my favorite characters of all time. His name was Professor Globulus.
Globulus looked like Jabba the Hutt. He was a combination of all the worst characteristics of college professors, including the (to my knowledge) totally fictitious trait of eating students.
When I ended Atticus & Glen I figured I’d leave all those characters in Ohio. Dee followed me west, however, and became the starring character in The Family Monster. Since it was a comic strip about monsters, I couldn’t well leave Globulus out. He made two appearances, one as a bureaucrat…
When I began Falling Rock, I knew Globulus would show up eventually, but I couldn’t throw him in unceremoniously. No, a character of his sliminess needed a good reason to reappear in my work. It took almost six years, but I found the perfect place for Globulus: Park Superintendent.
Over the next week, you’ll see Globulus in his most recent incarnation. He’s still troubling Dee. I doubt he’ll ever really leave her alone.