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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Cartoonist Andy Childress creates worlds of fun with BubbaWorld Comix
League. Aquaman speaking,” were the words coming through the telephone
headset as Mississippi cartoonist Andy Childress ofBubbaWorld Comixanswered his phone for this interview, setting the offbeat tone for the conversation. Scheduled to appear atSouthern GeekFestin Hattiesburg MS April 2-3, Childress brings a whimsical approach to the world.
He says he has been a cartoonist all of his life “whether I knew it or not.”
started drawing when I was one. I got interested in the Sunday funnies
when I was three. When I was six, I realized ‘there’s words that go with
this.’” He had a lot of fun imitating his favorite comic strips and
comic books. Somewhere in the ninth grade, he says he “accidentally”
created his first character in art class.
couldn’t think of anything to do for Easter, so I drew the Easter
bunny.” His teacher told him it looked like a chicken in a floppy eared
hat. “Don’t tell him. He thinks he’s the Easter bunny,” Childress
replied and Herman the psychotic chicken was born. Herman turns
thirty-two this year, an enduring tribute to young imagination.
has created a comic line about Redneck Time Lords, which pokes loving
fun at the Dr. Who mystique. Other series titles include “Mississippi
Swamp Dragons” and “Going Batty.” His cartoons show up on his website,
BubbaWorld Comix, and in two books (to date) available through Lulu.
He conducts interviews forYouTubewith
a big monster puppet, Roscoe P. Kramer, “…because who’s gonna say ‘No’
to a puppet?” As he visits conventions, he records the cheery sessions
to advertise both his favorite characters and himself.
Southern Geekfest, Childress will have original artwork for sale at his
artist’s table, as well as his books. Visitors who already have his
books can bring them for autographs and doodles. Roscoe will be there,
too, enchanting visitors with his toothy smile.
In addition to his original artwork and convention appearances, Childress is available to draw caricatures forevents. He also can work from photos by email for caricatures.
Originally appeared 03/24/206 at http://www.examiner.com/article/cartoonist-a