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In case you haven't noticed, there are some recurring characters in Laugh Lines. While I try to give everyone in "Insulatorville" a chance to make cameos in my comics, I do have a few favorites! Here they are:

Li'l Surge

Li’l Surge was one of the first characters I drew, appearing in my first “High and Dry” comic in 1994. His first appearance in Laugh Lines was in issue #2. By then, I already had plans for him to become a regular character. Li’l Surge has a bit of a reputation for being mischievous, but I also like just putting him in miscellaneous comics as a “straight man” for the punch line. Of course, he's a CD 100.

Appearences: # 2, 5, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26, 35, 36, 50, 57, 60, 66, 70, 72, 78, 79, 82, 87, 96, 98, 102, 105, 114, 117, 119

The Bartender

The Bartender is another character I like using regularly. He’s the proprietor of the Insulatorville Saloon, and I’ve modeled him after an Old West “Dapper Dan” type barkeep. His appearance has changed slightly over the years, but one thing has always remained the same: his bowler hat and handlebar moustache. When I created him I didn’t have any particular CD in mind, but I’d say he’s closest to a CD 127. His first appearance was in Laugh Lines #12.

Appearances: # 12, 13, 24, 31, 39, 54, 57, 68, 77, 92, 105, 112, 119

Police Signals

What could be more appropriate than insulators actually embossed with “Police Signal” being the law in Insulatorville? Yes, these of course are CD 134 Fall Rivers, and they show up on several occasions, whether it’s directing traffic as a “Traffic Signal” or giving a ticket to a “Speeding Bullet”.

Appearances: # 16, 17, 26, 55, 65, 74, 113

Baby-Face Battleford

Baby-Face has only been in a few Laugh Lines comics so far, but he’s been around since 1997 (just in my sketches). He’s a CD 734.8, a threadless style nicknamed the “Baby Battleford”. Mine just happens to be a gangster, always accompanied by his sidekick “B”, a big hulking CD 145.

Appearances: # 34, 81, 108

Miller T. Pin

Last but certainly not least is the unique Mr. Miller T. Pin, a CD 138.9. (The “T” stands for “Twin” – The Miller Twin Pin is the actual nickname of this insulator style.) His wife Mildred was also seen exiting the Insulatorville Fertility Clinic in Laugh Lines #33.

Appearances: # 5, 12, 21, 33, 73, 90, 106


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