Busker: Give A Street Musician An Octopus, And He’ll Eat For A Month
Back in the 90s, I did a comic strip about a little street musician named Busker. You
can read more about the strip in this previous post.
Most of Busker’s adventures took place on a street corner, but sometimes he ranged further afield.
I got the idea for this strip after reading about how fans throw octopi onto the ice at hockey games. Here, they take it a step or two further, but that’s OK with Busker.
Busker goes back to my pre-computer days. The strips usually ran 5-6 panels, but the feature was always published as a large single panel with two rows. Here’s what the original looked like in all its hand-drawn, hand-lettered glory.
I count 8 different kinds of “seafood” in the wagon: fish, swordfish, shark, seal, lobster, octopus, jelly fish, penguin. Which explains why I never order the deluxe fisherman’s platter in restaurants… : P
Have you ever thrown an octopus at a hockey game?
How about at the opera or the ballet?
Ever wished you had an octopus so you could throw it??
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