Originally seen on Patheos.
Link to Montreal comedy event: https://www.facebook.com/events/722631174601212/
Interviewer: Luna, you are perhaps the only regular human character in the comic strip Blinky & Sal.
Luna: I guess so. Yeah. Huh. Never really thought about it before. Weird.
Interviewer: You made your debut in a 4 part story arc called “Luna” on July 27, 2015.
Luna: Gosh. Was it that long ago?
Interviewer: You were quickly established as a mad scientist. What kind of mad science do you do?
Luna: Oh, you know. Mad botany. Mad meteorology. Mad oceanography. Mad cosmology. Mad particle physics. Mad cryptozoology. Et cetera. I guess I’m what you’d call a Renaissance mad scientist. Sometimes I literally just take random beakers of chemicals and pour them together without even measuring.
Interviewer: Do you have any hypotheses before you begin an experiment?
Luna: Nope. Most of my experiments are unrepeatable anyway so…y’know.
Interviewer: I see you stick more to the mad part than the science part.
Luna: Play to your strengths! [laughing]
Interviewer: Now, you have drawn some harsh criticism for your controversial experimentation on live animals. What would you say to your critics?
Luna: I would just like them to know that my animal test subjects always—
Rogue Bat: Don’t answer it, Luna!!!
Interviewer: How did you get in here?
Rogue Bat: They just want to expose you to scandal and use your body to sell ad space! I can’t stand idly by and watch you be so exploited by a vile and lascivious media.
Interviewer: Somebody call animal control. I think it’s rabid.
Luna: Blinky, I’m giving an interview. Go back to the lab. I’ll be done in an hour. Seven, tops. What’s gotten into you?
Rogue Bat: Luna, I’ve wanted to tell you for so long. I lo—
[At this point the varmint was tasered, tranquilized, caged, and removed from the premises by authorities.]
Interviewer: Whew. Your fans certainly are out there.
Luna: Sorry about that. I’ll take a look at his brain when I get home. I got a new band saw I wanted to test out anyway. It’ll be a fun way to wind down after my first photo shoot.
Interviewer: Thank you for talking with us today. Luna can be seen popping up in new episodes of Blinky & Sal on Patheos.
Luna: Thanks! Keep on sciencing, everybody!
These were character designs for a mascot that just wasn’t to be. The client wanted a dog or dinosaur and I don’t think the project ever got beyond this stage. Yeah, a lot of cartooning is just doing this stuff.
Hope you enjoyed. I’ll be posting more sketches from the old notebook files in the future. I had completely forgotten about this project. Fate had me stumble upon it while rummaging through old folders.