Sunday, March 14, 2010

UGLY PETE: King of the Chimps - Part 2

After drawing this a friend told me that the Simpsons had used monkey's reenacting the Civil War as a throwaway gag. It must have been after quit watching the show because I didn't remember it at all. I'd be lying if I wasn't a little mad that I spent a couple months drawing an idea that someone else had already come up with but I'm not going to burn this thing because of it. It's possible for two separate people to come up with similar jokes.

For the record this strip was inspired by a napkin doodle a friend of mine came up with at the (sadly now closed) Korner Diner in Newark, DE. It was of a manic looking chimp in a Russian Spaceship with the title "To the Stars My Friend." Mr. Thompson, if you are reading this and can find that doodle send it to me and I'll post it here.

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