The Fish Bowl Gets Around

One of the original drafts of a previous comic strip included a fish pun. It dawned on me as I was reading it again that it wasn’t working for me because even though I know that Ed is a fish, I think of him as a bowl. OK, he’s actually a fish in a bowl you never see, much like many tiny or shy goldfish I had growing up. But my mind has turned him into a bowl. I have a weakness for inanimate object humor. Like the old Disney cartoons where a deck of cards come to life and dances around? Yeah, I like that. Same reason I have an inexplicable fondness for the Brave Little Toaster. I believe I share this curious appeal with John Lasseter, who filled his student film with dancing lamps and of course, made Luxo, Jr.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

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