Larry The Duck: Future Comic Book Star?

By | Saturday, December 24, 2011 Leave a Comment
A friend of my dad's does magic shows in South Carolina. Mostly kids shows, I believe. One of his ideas was to bring a duck puppet (named Larry) to each of his shows, and use the character as memorable hook. Kids remember the silly duck moreso than the magician himself. What he's also done is made a website specifically for Larry, so kids can go an have a larger experience with him. And, not coincidentally, the moms and dads who see the site can slide over the magician's site and maybe hire him for a birthday party or school program or whatever.

But he's taken it a step further by having Larry the Duck write a couple of books. So the kids can take further interest in Larry's adventures. And, oh, hey, cool, the magician gets a few extra bucks on the side.

His latest book project is a comic book. It's still in the works, so I don't know that I can say much about it, but it sounds like he has a clever idea that utilizes the comic format pretty well. I think it's really cool that someone who has no direct relation to comics is using it a very real promotional item. What's more, that despite not overtly being a big comic fan himself (at least so far as I can tell) he's still taking advantage of the format, and doing things you can't really do in a storybook or prose format.

I don't know when the comic might be available, but it's something you might want keep an eye/ear out for.
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