Monday, April 22, 2013

A Comic Book Scavenger Hunt, A-Z: Sof' Boy

Title: Sof' Boy and Friends
Issue: #3
Release: May 2004
Writer and Artist: Archer Prewitt
Store: Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal, Quebec)
Image via Amazon

Sof' Boy is a doughy, happy-go-lucky, Shmoo-esque character who wanders his neighborhood making friends and happening upon adventures.  In this issue, Sof' Boy and his cat friend Herbie find a bag of money.  Generous soul that he is, Sof' Boy spreads the wealth, handing thick stacks of bills to people who appear in need.  Of course, not everyone is as generous as he is and all soon goes awry.

Prewitt is also a professional musician, proficient on multiple instruments.  While not working on solo projects, he plays with the band Sea and Cake.  Previously, he was a founding member of the band The Coctails.  The Sea and Cake song "Weekend":



My scavenger hunt was pretty straight-forward: find single-issue comic books off the rack with titles starting from A-Z.  Go check out the rest of the participants in this year's A-Z challenge.  The official site is here.

8 comments:

  1. I wonder... is that R. Crumb-ish art style designed to be off-putting or intentionally ironic? ("You must be This Hip to enter") ??

    You're certainly broadening my horizons, Squid!

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    1. My guess is neither - probably fully intended, though not ironically.

      My own, too, Cyg!

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  2. Certainly an interesting find. Great that the writer/illustrator is also a musician.

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    1. He's the second musician/comic creator I've encountered in my scavenger hunt. The first was Tom Morello on O Day.

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  3. i do like schmoo...a character that reminds me of my youth. sigh. thanks for introducing me to a new band.

    i'm behind in sharing so here's my Q post:
    http://www.smhasty.blogspot.com/2013/04/26-books-that-changed-my-life-17.html

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    1. I'm just delighted that anyone besides me remembers Schmoo!

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  4. I *really* enjoyed the song.

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