Tom Armstrong [a fellow Hoosier]
is the creator [writer and artist] of the long-running comic
Tom started the strip in 1982 and it's still
going strong today.
In it's first year, Marvin
won the"Best Comic Strip" award from The
Northern California Cartoon and Humor Association, and
the 1996 Elzie Segar Award (named after the creator
of Popeye) given by The National Cartoonists'
Society. The character has also been used as spokestoon
by the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences. Marvin
even had his own television special!
I was fortunate to meet Tom Armstong
at the Cavalcade of Comics' Second Annual Benefit.
hanging out with Dana Sumers and Ed Hall
[now THERE's a trifecta!]. Tom was kind enough to
give me his take on Sly and even threw in Marvin
[October 17, 2004]