A while back I was a guest at a friend’s son’s birthday party. I helped the kids make up superheros and helped them put together their own comics. Here is a picture of the birthday cake featuring none other than The Minimalist! Thanks to Christine for the photo!
So i thought it would be a great time to give you a little background on our favorite pair of floating eyeballs. First, and most importantly, the idea for The Minimalist was initially conceived by my better half, Jennifer Furlong. I don’t remember exactly how the conversation happened but it was something along the lines of “you should have a character that’s just a pair of eyeballs.” I’m not sure which one of us came up with the name, but he was definitely a co-creation.
some other fun facts:
- The Minimalist actually has a body. It’s just invisible.
-He claims to be a mentalist. This may or may not be true.
-He has never appeared in the The Little World story proper, just the webcomic and in his own mini comics.
-He has a penchant for heavy metal and hamburgers.
ALSO! At a Breakdown Comic Jam last week I put together a brand new and shiny Minimalist mini comic! It’s called “The Minimalist Takes Another Walk” and will be available at Sci-Fi on the Rock V. How much will it cost you ask?? Here’s a run down of everything I’ll have at this year’s convention!
The Little World Issue 1 $3
The Little World Issue 2 $3
The Little World Issue 3 $3
The Minimalist Takes a Walk $2
The Minimalist Takes Another Walk $2
Fish Sticks! A Little World Sketchbook (with collectors card) $3
Words and Pictures $3
Collected Strips Volume 1 $3
Bookmarks (five styles featuring The Terrible Beanie, Andy the Magician, The Pie Wonder, Supercape and The Minimalist) 50 cents
Cartoon Art Pieces (a variety of hand inked and watercolored pieces featuring Little World characters) $30
Tees: (I’ll have an extremely limited number of Beanie T-Shirts available. ) $20
I’ll also have a couple of prototype decks for my Little World TCG. These aren’t for sale, but I’m happy to talk about the game, show the cards and maybe even play a round or two! If there is anything you’d like to see at the con (a certain character as an art piece for example) fire me an email at email@example.com and we’ll work it out. I’ll be giving a talk on cartooning from 3-4pm on Saturday the 16th in the Larson Room. Hope to see you there!