Snibbler was my first stab at a syndicated comic strip. It is based on a comic strip I did as a teen for a community newspaper. Its central character is a snail who slides about a weirdly barren landscape, fearful of being caught by a French chef and made into escargo.
As Jay Kennedy, of King Features, said in his personalized rejection letter, "Why don't you make a comic about a cat or a dog?" Well, I would argue that there are plenty of those. But this concept didn't have (ahem) legs, so I can see why it was rejected.
Still, this comic strip has a weird, dark, whimsical appeal, and Snibbler paved the way for a more mobile and relatable shelled character, Huxley the turtle.
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