Fish ‘n’ Chimps 4 Kids

Some ideas come from the strangest of circumstances. Fish & Chimps 4 Kids—the kiddie companion to my larger Fish & Chimps comic—started with a conversation at a comic convention and came to life at a six-hour session in the twilight hours at a local coffee shop with a friend while I sketched away.

So where did Fish ‘n’ Chimps 4 Kids come from?

So—Fish ‘n’ Chimps 4 Kids. It seems so obvious to me now, but back when I drew Fish & Chimps in the early 2000s and sold my books at conventions galore, a woman told me that independent artists needed to make more books for children, as our tales filled with violence, misery and woe were ignoring an important demographic. And I didn’t really appreciate it at the time, but that comment stayed with me, and I eventually found myself sketching a concept in class of my characters as hand puppets, giving them a stage to teach kids life lessons with all sorts of results. Swords replaced with toilet paper rolls, battles replaced with slapstick humour. It’s a project I’ve put down for entirely too long, and I’d love to give it some life again!

Here’s a look at how it all came together:

A drawing of my Fish & Chimps characters as sock puppets, an idea I was thinking up for a side comic called Fish & Chimps for Kids, or FNC4K for short.
Left to right: Doomz, Kyle, Nick, G.

Hopefully, you’ll see it sometime in the near future!

Peace y’all,

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By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller. Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible. Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world. It's about so much more than just our kids. When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life! Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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