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Thread #152214   Message #3559371
Posted By: Little Hawk
16-Sep-13 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: In Hell
Subject: RE: BS: In Hell
There are real people named Suzy Sock Puppet???

Hey, Number 6, it's not that I take on the personality of a "monkey" (he's an APE, dammit!)....it's that I have fun with a fictional character I've created in the person of a Chimpanzee, just as Walt Kelly had fun with fictional characters in the persons of an opossum, an alligator, an owl, a dog, a skunk, a porcupine, etc....in his famous comic strip "Pogo".

Chongo serves the same purpose. He is a character intended to satirize and point up various human foibles, strengths, and weaknesses in a humorous fashion, and thus to enable the creation of some political and social satire. As such, he takes on a life of his own in people's minds after awhile, just as Pogo did. I see nothing wrong with doing that.

If I were also a great artist, like Mr Kelly, I'd do a Chongo comic strip, but as it is, I am limited to simply writing about him.