That Girl

Oolong is a funny word.  Could not NOT include it.
Oolong is a funny word. Could not NOT include it.

 

So, in the past week alone, I’ve gotten asked more than once, “Who is that girl who pops up in the comic?”  So I decided to address that this week.

Basically, this is keeping in tradition with the comics that I drew not just in High School, but dating WAY before that and after that as well.  I always had a girl sort of just hanging out with me.  In Elementary school, it was Anne Frank (yes, like THAT Anne Frank).  In Middle School, it was Debbie.  In High School, it was Jade and April.  In college, Alice and Kendall.  And now, Willa.

Let me explain.  Whenever I draw myself, it feels like I’m not drawing myself.  It’s like some alternate me in some alternate universe, who has a talking walrus and a random girl hanging out with him all the time.  It’s sort of the way I’ve always seen it.  Yes, the events are from my life, but it’s not me.  It’s a different, fictional me.  Kind of like when Stephan Pastis (one of my heroes) draws himself into Pearls before Swine.  Allows for a little more wiggle room when it comes to creating a comic, for more fictional characters to come into this me’s life.

So, yeah, this is Willa Olsen.  Welcome her with open arms.

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Author: Drew

The Head Walrus himself, so to speak.

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