Actually, the principal does look a lot like Robert Stack!
However, I named the character after my huge mentor Frank Stack. He taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and was one of the first underground artists in the United States. He was the artist on Harvey Pekar's "Our Cancer Years" and occasionally did covers for "American Splendor".
I was deathly afraid of inking my drawings before him, and he helped me combat that fear and learn new techniques as well. I owe him big time.
The vice-principal is a robot with no arms or legs, but he might as well be a parrot, too.
Thanks for the kind compliments, and adding this drawing to your favorites.
Wow! Thanks for the background. I'm not at all surprised to hear you were steeped in the underground scene, not to mention mentored by a founder?!
My dad's a cartoonist and he's been featured in the annual 'Best Of' editorial cartoons for several years running. He has an amazing comics collection, especially because it's mostly underground titles. He's corresponded with many of those artists and has some original pieces. When he was younger he traded away second issue Fantastic Fours and passed up the first issue of the Hulk because he thought it looked dumb. Heh!
hhahah, I was thinking it was strange that being this the scenario the teachers wouldn't accept Opey normally... Fortunately it was only one The way you made a racism/discriminatory prank is absolutely delicious in this page
The vice-principal cracked me up! Oh dear, this is again a great page. You have such a great sense of humor and you can magically turn it on paper in the way it can be appreciated the way it should be. The expressions and the last panel are great.