Otterly Unbearable

“Hello, fellow comic book fan. What are you reading there?”

“The new From Otter Space comic, of course. And you?”

“The newest in The Great Lumbearjack series, naturally.”

“Well, when you finish that, you should check this one out. It’s otterly fantastic.”

“And when you finish that, I recommend this one I’m reading. It’s brilliant. And that bears repeating: it’s brilliant.”

“Mine is an absolute ottersy through time and space.”

“Mine is so exciting I find that the times when I must put it down to do something else are entirely unbearable.”

“Seriously, there is no otter comic I would recommend as heartily as this one.”

“Bear in mind, there is one that I would recommend just as heartily, if not heartier: the one that I’m reading.”

“Great. I’ll be sure to check it out.”

“Will you really?”

“Honestly? No. I like recommending things to other people. But when it comes to taking recommendations, I feel very put upon, as if I’ve been assigned homework, which is not a feeling I enjoy.”

“Wow.”

“What? Are you surprised by this level of transparency?”

“Bearly.”

Critter Comics by Tobias Fonseca

Tobe Fonseca wasn’t always an illustrator. Well, actually he probably was. Like, deep down we mean. Yes, he was working an advertising job that he didn’t feel passionate about, and yes, he quit to pursue freelancing, and yes, now he has his own studio in São Francisco de Paula from which he churns out amazing designs for sites like Threadless. But he’d probably done a few illustrations before then. Or, at the very least, had an artistic inkling. Otherwise it’d be weird, right? For him to just be like, “Okay, illustration, I guess.” Anyway the point is… well, actually we pretty much already made the point. Maybe just check out his website if you want to see more of his stuff.

Otterly Unbearable

“Hello, fellow comic book fan. What are you reading there?”

“The new From Otter Space comic, of course. And you?”

“The newest in The Great Lumbearjack series, naturally.”

“Well, when you finish that, you should check this one out. It’s otterly fantastic.”

“And when you finish that, I recommend this one I’m reading. It’s brilliant. And that bears repeating: it’s brilliant.”

“Mine is an absolute ottersy through time and space.”

“Mine is so exciting I find that the times when I must put it down to do something else are entirely unbearable.”

“Seriously, there is no otter comic I would recommend as heartily as this one.”

“Bear in mind, there is one that I would recommend just as heartily, if not heartier: the one that I’m reading.”

“Great. I’ll be sure to check it out.”

“Will you really?”

“Honestly? No. I like recommending things to other people. But when it comes to taking recommendations, I feel very put upon, as if I’ve been assigned homework, which is not a feeling I enjoy.”

“Wow.”

“What? Are you surprised by this level of transparency?”

“Bearly.”

Which would you rather be: a great lumbearjack or an explorer of otter space? (Support your answers in the comments, please.)