In this contest, we'll pay homage to one of the artists who has so generously allowed us to use his characters in our comics -- by ripping him off. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?)
Back in 1999, Goats ran a five-issue miniseries entitled "Toothgnip's Believe It or Bite Me!", at least partly a parody of "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" Here are links to the strips:
And here's an episode I wrote back in February:
Your task is to write yet another episode of this series. To wit:
1. Toothgnip (any pose) must appear in your comic at least once.
2. Toothgnip must reveal at least one interesting piece of trivia (true or false) in the comic.
Those are the only two elements I think you really have to have in order to make the strip consistent with the series -- everything else (including the running "your mom" joke) is optional. As long as you get those things in there, your strip is legal. Beyond that, you can keep in the spirit of the series, or branch off and do your own thing -- whatever lets you write the funniest strip.
As usual, all are welcome to join, especially newbies and lurkers. Multiple entries are permitted (encouraged, even), but multiple crappy entries are inadvisable. Photoshopped entries are right out -- only unadulterated Strip Creator work, please.
The deadline for submission is 10:00 PM EDT on Sunday, August 26th. A winner will be named within a few hours of that time. To that lucky contestant will fall the task of creating, organizing, and judging the next Comic Contest.
Good luck to all. Now let's see some comedy.
The what mentioned above is total fiction. Please don't take it seriously!