Friday, August 17, 2012
365DoT - Day 138
The Jon Arbuckle of Leonard P. Dog is a guy named Bert Johnson. Bert has the distinction of being only character to be created twice. When I started Teddy the Bear in The STAR, I wanted a human character, so I brought back Bert's design. The only thing was that I did not remember what he was named so, I named him Bert Johnson. When I came back for the first break following Teddy's publication, I was shocked to find that Bert Johnson was what I called him when I first created him. Like I've said before, I like bringing things back because it's usually the second time that the character finds their true place in the world. Here is the original Bert and his subsequent re-creations.