April 26, 2015

Post #3976 – 20150426

Hi Mr. Pinkwater-

This question may be out in left field, but I was listening to a podcast recently where one of the hosts recently read and was talking about "HERBIE: The Fat Fury" comic books by "Shane O'Shea" and Ogden Whitney, published by the American Comics Group from 1958-1967. Herbie Popknecker was a morbidly obese child with round glasses, a bowl haircut who always had a sucker in his mouth and had weird fantastic adventures. His father always referred to him as a "fat little nothing" despite his ability to fly, travel through time, meet famous people, etc. The other host commented that the series sounded like a Daniel Pinkwater type story and perhaps Mr. Pinkwater had read this comic when he was younger.

So, have you in fact read this series and if so any remembrance you might share?

Thanks in advance!


Daniel replies:

You want I should bop you with this here lollipop?