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More MST3K comic; this time a portrait of original mad scientist Dr. Laurence Erhardt. For my comic I thought it might be neat if he were the one running these new comic-book experiments on the ‘bots, during Mike or Joel’s downtime. The actor who played Erhardt, J. Elvis Weinstein, left the show after its second season to be replaced by TV’s Frank; a brief milk-carton gag noted that Erhardt was “missing” and the character was never heard from again. I decided that he took off to run an evil comic shop (aren’t they all?) from which he re-establishes contact with the Satellite of Love.
I drew the first verstions of my ‘bots around 7 years ago, but hadn’t actually drawn Larry yet; this is me doodling now while looking at screengrabs and pondering the future of this project. I’m not really happy with it yet, I’ll keep playing with it.
Speaking of the future, the response here on Tumblr and elsewhere to my posts about this has been phenomenal. Many thanks to fuckyeahmst3k and the rest of you who’ve clicked, reblogged, and sent kind words! You’ve all convinced me that I need to finally make this comic happen, so that’s officially the plan now. Stay tuned!