Years later, I’m not so sure why I found “penguins on monkey bars” so amusing.
At the end of the year, I typically go through my class notebooks to find doodles in the margins. Some of these are funny enough to convert into a comic. I rip those pages out and keep them. I recently found an old ripped-out page with a “penguins on monkey bars” sketch, and I don’t know why the hell I thought this premise was worth hanging onto. Some premises are promising enough that their rough form can turn into something good. Others begin terrible and end terrible. There is no evolution in their lives. “Penguins on monkey bars” is one of them.