My pal, the award winning graphic novelist and writer Brian Fies, in the comments section (see link above), imagined the employees' reaction when I am around.
So, I drew it up.
Here ya go:
Me: Who's Walt Kelly?
Checkout Person: Who?
Me (pointing to quote on the wall): Walt Kelly.
Checkout Person: Oh. I don't know who that is. (Smiling.) They don't tell us anything here.
Me: Oh. (Pause.) I know who it is.
Checkout Person: You know?
Me: He was a cartoonist. He did POGO. He died in 1973.
TUES 4/15 DRAWN AND QUARTERED: THE ART OF CARTOONING 6 to 9 p.m.; $15 or free from members of the New Hampshire Creative Club; at The Pearl, 45 Pearl St., Portsmouth; call (603) 382-5530 or register online at www.nhcreativeclub.org.
A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm featuring a lost tale from Batman's past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.
Don't miss "Batman: Strange Days" and other unique DC Nation shorts Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. (5:30 CST) on Cartoon Network during Teen Titans Go!
To hear Bruce Timm talk about the development of this Batman 75th Anniversary short, be sure to catch the most recent episode of "DC All Access."