After writing today’s strip, I started doodling out what I wanted Arthur’s spirit-fish to look like. And again and again, I kept sketching out the same type of fish. It took me a second to realize what was happening…but I was sketching out little homage images to one of my favorite comic strips of all time: Sherman’s Lagoon, by Jim Toomey.
It’s a wonderful, sarcastic, joy-filled strip — that’s perfect for kids and adults — and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s just all kinds of wonderful. Sherman’s Lagoon, guys.