Over 10 years ago I came up with the idea for an Indiana Jones parody starring a moronic archeologist “Coldwater Canyon.” I thought it would be hilarious to have all characters named after streets in the San Fernando Valley. I decided to resurrect that idea for this week’s comic. Below is the first comic I ever made with him. I’ve come a long way from colored pencils.
This week’s comic explores the absurdity of names. Names represent our identity, but what happens when you are stuck with an unfortunate name that results in snickers and ridicule? I remember in middle school there was a girl in my gym class who had the unfortunate last name of “Zass.” While by itself it’s perfectly fine, coupled with a first name, it becomes the butt of jokes (pun intended). “Rita Zass? Is Rita Zass here? Has anyone seen Rita Zass?” Years later at the Price is Right, I met number of people with names ranging from Free Spirit Joseph to Remington Steele.
What’s the most absurd name you’ve come across?