My friend Thrillmer at Barnacle Press has delighted me by managing to hunt down what is probably the vast majority of the run of the obscure and deeply bizarre Handy Man from Timbuctoo strips that I posted examples of the other week. These include the Handy Man’s first “origin” strip, and a cross-over strip with none other than Foxy Grandpa! The stylistic similarities of the Handy Man and Foxy Grandpa have made Thrillmer conclude that they are both strips by Carl Edward “Bunny” Schultze (who signed his strips with a bunny drawing), rather than the Handy Man being drawn by the mysterious CAW (who signs his strips with a crow drawing). Good eye, Thrillmer! Note also that CAW sounds like Carl with a drawl. I had noticed the similarities between the styles, but it hadn’t occurred to me that they were the same artist. I’m still not 100% convinced (I’m about 97% convinced, and I only go up to 99% convinced of anything… I need to compare them some more). Compare them and see what you think… and please let us know in the comments.
The Handy Man from Timbuctoo on Barnacle Press
The Handy Man from Timbuctoo on Stwallskull
Foxy Grandpa on Barnacle Press
Foxy Grandpa on Stwallskull