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Posted on 03/17/2006 3:01:53 PM PST by pcottraux
And the Dinklemeyer:
It is my privilege to now introduce to you, my readers, with the third major character to appear in the Dinklemeyer cartoons: MEET Freddys Dad.
This strip concludes the deathball story thats been going on for a few weeks, and introduces the Dad.
Freddys Dad is a fun character and almost as funny as the talking pig. Hes rarely named in the strip, but his full name, as a trivia matter, is Dockie-Pierre Dinklemeyer, a sort of weird mix of my Grandfathers nickname and my Dads middle name. But mostly Ill just refer to him as Freddys Dad.
I didnt want the dad to be like Freddy. Hes a goofy, funny middle-aged man whos just a little eccentric yet strangely down-to-earth. The most notable features about him are not only that hes somewhat sarcastic, but that hes also a big-time practical joker. Well see more of that in the future.
For example, in this partical strip (Im not sure what hes sitting in; I guess its some sort of poorly-drawn recliner), you cant be too sure if hes being serious or not. I have a good feeling he does notice Freddys beaten condition but is pretending not to.
Freddys Dad is, unfortunately, modeled after my own. Hes sort of the side of my Dad that people dont see in public (my Dad in public is polite, serious, and very well-mannered).
The three main characters Ive now introduced in the strip Freddy, the pig, and Freddys Dad, are the only main characters to last till the end. Oddly, I desperately wanted to create a Mom character but never got around to doing it. I couldnt figure out how Freddys Mom would look. She does make appearances off-panel, so to speak, so we do know that she exists. And she may be as crazy as the old man.
But Im getting ahead of myself. Thats for later.
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Hi Phil!!! I'm BACK!!!!!!!! Great job on this one.
Hey!!! What are you doing here???
Yeah, closer to the beginning for you.
Good one tonight, BTW! I'm sure the MSM will bury this story.
I got back into town late last night.
I tried to do it with the green font but it didn't work out. I could have fixed it but I didn't have time.
Guess I'm going to get pinched.
Hehe I love the look on shark's face in the face of all that :) The Dinklyemeyer was really good. My parents were like that too.
Hi :) where were you?
Awesome! I thought you weren't getting back till tomorrow.
Ah, it's easier to read black font anyway.
I actually came up with a hilarious way to conclude this one.
Yeah, if you want to take the easy way out.
Hey Paul. Glad you could make it tonight.
I've spent the last week at Disneyland with my sisters and their kids. Just got back last night. I am sooooooo spent. My feet and legs are sooooo sore. It was a lot of fun, and very, very tiring.
I thought I wouldn't be back till Saturday either, but we changed our plans slightly.
Has everyone been good while I was away?
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