Running Late

When I was a kid, I belonged to a father and son group called Indian Guides (which I think was associated with the YMCA). When you joined, you were encouraged to choose your own indian name and, for the imagination impaired like myself, they had a list of suggestions to choose from. Why I chose Running Foot is a mystery to me — I’ve never been much of a runner. Perhaps it was more wishful thinking than anything. My dad was more imaginative and honest; his indian name was Running Late.

Which brings me to the point of this post (see what I did there?).

After a crazy weekend at Comic-Con, I’m trying to catch up on work and get back into the swing of things. Look for this week’s page sometime later this week.


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  1. ScottZ says:

    My dad was Bald Eagle and I was Golden Eagle, I think. I might still have some of the feathers I earned around here somewhere.

  2. qwerty says:

    Well, as long as, when you’re drawing the strip, you use ALL of the buffalo, I GUESS that’s okay… :)

  3. Greg Bulmash says:

    My dad was Big Buffalo and i was Little Buffalo Chip. He picked them. Now you know why I am the way I am.

  4. Steve Pissocra says:

    I was Fleet Foot, my dad was Big Foot.
    Funnily enough I wear a size 14 shoe now, he wears a size 10.

  5. ron cohee says:

    Great seeing you at the Con, Eddie! Hope all is well. Your work is awesome!

  6. Beep Club says:

    Did he give members a free promotional feather to add to their headdresses each time they used the service?

  7. eeteed says:

    as i recall i was little dear, and my father was big dear. less than 2 years after we joined my father died, so that was pretty much the end of indian guides for me.

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