Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Fat Freddy's Cat
When I was in college I discovered underground comics. Some of these were great, some not so great. The ones with Rick Griffin art in them were amazing. One series I really enjoyed was the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers by Gilbert Shelton. A sub series of this was Fat Freddy's Cat. I've never owned a cat, but have known several people who do. If any of them had a cat like Fat Freddy's, I might have got one.
Also in college I started trying my hand at sculpting. I mainly did comic characters like Cheech Wizard, Cerebus, Hal from the Bookie Parlor, (lol!!), etc... Most of these I gave away to friends as gifts. The only one I kept was Fat Freddy's Cat. When my wife and I were dating we would go to Phil Man's, and load up on FFC comics and read them at the drive-in before the film started.
I wonder whatever became of the Freak Brothers....