The Cosmos Sketchbook 3

Well, this is interesting – I did this character roster in early 2001 (I can tell that based on what Tony Corvell looks like), and there seem to be a whole bunch of characters you’ve probably never seen before! Artimus Frink, Co-pilot and Tork (along with Professor Pod) work together as ‘Explorers Inc.’, of course, but…. Rufus Max? The Big Boss? Fuzzy Dice? They are concepts that, unfortunately, slipped through the cracks without really gaining a foothold – none of those characters, in fact, have ever even appeared IN the strip. Rufus Max was supposed to be an intergalactic trucker – which means he is not actually a Cosmosian, simply visiting from elsewhere – with The Big Boss being the volatile-tempered fish-in-a-robot-suit who employed him; while Fuzzy Dice are a rock band (some Cosmosians, some not) who I considered co-opting from an even earlier incarnation where the two Cosmosians were humans and the band was called ‘Fuzzy Fish and the Dice Men’. Very glad I changed that name….
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