Monday, March 15, 2010

Federal Barbie

Waaaaay back in the day, I did a very short lived comic strip for a Federal government newsletter. For stupid reasons, I stopped doing it. But, it was basically about Barbie, (yes, her again), America's favorite teen fashion model doll who's done every job imaginable. Barbie (then "Barbee") had had enough of Mattel and quit! She decided to get a Federal government job. Skipper was pissed (and prone to the occasional tantrum), because without Barbie's job at Mattel, she wouldn't ever get her teen fashion make-over and forever remain a little girl. Ken only wanted to talk about "the old days," so she had to remind him that he was merely "an accessory." Then, Midge, a doll with extreme emotional needs and stalker-esque qualities was no help because she just wanted constant affirmation. Finally, there was her very first (and probably only) "black friend," Christie. But, she couldn't get too close to her because her girlfriend, Black Francie, (forreal --- that was her name) wasn't having it. Oh, who knows where Barbie would have gone wearing tennis shoes on public transportation if I hadn't gotten up on my high horse and ended my strip?

3 comments:

Creole Boi said...

Wow. That sounds like an interesting column, especially for the government lol

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OMG! I WANT YOU TO START ON IT AGAIN...LIKE YESTERDAY! GOSH IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS WONDERFUL!

Victor Hodge said...

I'm definitely going to post the actual strips. It's just driving me crazy that I know I colored them, but can't find them. I may either post them in B&W or just re-color them. It was fun doing them. I wasn't getting paid to do it, so I figured free advertising. They felt that "Black Gay Boy Fantasy" sounded like a porn site, so they didn't want it in my bio. I guess their minds were in the gutter.