# 25 – the Purple and Yellow Alligator

| November 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

The purple and yellow alligator is one of the most fearsome creatures.  He is swift and merciless.

<Creator comments:  this character was the first of the Creatures I created, and he came from a nightmare I had where he was actually chasing me through a swamp.  You know, those dreams where you try to run, but can’t seem to move?>

[In 1974, at the age of 12, I drew a series of “comic books” detailing the adventures of Merrill, a 15-year-old human boy, in the Other Land, an invisible dimension which co-exists with our own.  The characters I am submitting throughout the 30 Days are the inhabitants of the Other Land.]

Category: 2011, Fantasy, Scifi

About the Author ()

I am a middle school teacher. Back in 1974, I created a series of comic books based on the adventures of the members of the Difference Club. (Anybody remember Bic Banana markers?) The Difference Club consisted of humans, aliens, elementals, and other beings dedicated to one cause: protecting earth from ... the Creatures. I still have these books. Last year, I decided to write another story about them. It's not a terribly original idea, but I wondered what would happen if I discovered that, by writing them in 1974, they actually came into existence in another dimension? How would they feel about me leaving them alone for decades? I promise that you WILL be entertained, if only by laughing at my artwork.

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