A Cartoon In Which I Accidentally Rip Off Steve Tillotson
An annoying thing happened with this month's Prospect comic. Once my little story of a tragic pink jelly-like character called Mr Wubbles had been published in the magazine, I realised I'd accidentally ripped off the fab Steve Tillotson of Banal Pig comics - he already has a tragic pink jelly-like character called, erm, Mr Wobbles. This does occasionally happen, and it's very annoying. What's more, there was a Tom Gauld cartoon which featured a 'Mr Wobbly' too. Sorry guys, honest mistake.
It's genuinely a bit depressing when things like this happen. You think you've come up with a joke or a character, but it turns out it's somebody else's idea that's gone into your brain and you've convinced yourself that you've thought of it. And then everybody thinks you're a big copying bastard.
Anyway, I've apologised to Steve, who was very gracious about it, and urge you to visit his site and buy his stuff, cos he's one of the funniest cartoonists out there.