This is actually one of the first cartoon characters I ever came up with, Herby Cole, “The Doctor of Love,” way back in 1976. . . And he was one of the few recurring characters I kept using over the years. He would keep popping up here and there in various comic strips all the way to the end of my run in 1995. Not a particularly great character, kind of one dimensional. But I liked how he looked — this kind of zany, crazed smile he usually sported. And he was one of my few characters that was upbeat, happy and positive. I never analyzed my characters much. But maybe subconsciously I felt that it was easier to be happy if you were half-crazy.
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Ace Backwords is a former cartoonist, writer and semi-normal human being. He's been sleeping in the bushes in the Berkeley hills for the last ten years with his four feral cats, Moo Cat, Fatty, Mini Scaredy and Micro Scaredy. Future plans include growing old and dying. Preferably in that order. View all posts by Ace Backwords