“And don’t call me Leslie.”

§ August 12th, 2022 § Filed under wood eye § 2 Comments

Sorry, wasn’t able to put together a real post last night, so please accept this fill-in, in which I follow up on this post from last year about my small press days.

Specifically, that post was about the blank “Your Special Monster Friend” box on the back cover of my comic, the inspiration-for-this-site’s-name Mike Sterling’s Progressive Ruin. I had lamented the lack of records of the handdrawn monsters I’d done for these covers, until my old pal William sent me a picture of his copy (which you can see on that linked post).

Well, this week I heard from another old friend, Ben, who noted he still had his own copy of said comic, and I cajoled, wheedled and whined until he sent me this pic:


So, one more Special Monster Friend added to the catalog: everyone, meet Leslie! Not named after anyone specific, far as I recall, so let’s say it’s named after beloved performer and noted enjoyer of flatulence jokes, the late and lamented Leslie Nielsen.

Thanks for reading, pals, and I’ll see you next week.

2 Responses to ““And don’t call me Leslie.””

  • Snark Shark says:

    He looks more like a “Frank”.

  • Casie says:

    Ha! Funny, Mike. I just recently read about Leslie Nielsen’s ‘Let ‘er rip’ gravestone. Even in death he’s hilarious.
    Love the Leslie the monster and anything Wood Eye related.

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