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Posted by MakTheYak on 11/02/2007 at 18:15:41 about Marmaduke the Marmosette (19/05/1991):
Here it is... this is where it all started. I think it was when I was about 11 I drew this, so I've logged it as my 11th birthday. I was after a cartoon character that was different from all other characters out there and how many other cartoon marmosets do you know of? Please excuse the discolouration in places - my parents were kind enough to provide their budding artist with scrap paper to draw on which included various printings and scribblings on the back and so of course scanning these yellowing faded pictures makes the bits on the other side show through like nothing else. Still, who would have known that 16 years in the future they would be digitally restored for permanent archival on the Internet, eh?

You might notice a passing resemblance to Garfield and his posse. Trust me it gets worse but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. all I can do now is apologise. I'm sure I'll apologise more in the future as well but as a boy of 11, Garfield was the only mainstream comic that I was really interested in (got the jokes in) and as such it was pretty much my only influence and my only frame of reference.

Of course you'll see as the strips go week by week on he, like most of my creations, changes bit by bit and settles in a more comfortable shape.


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