When I was in high school I took many different art classes. During one of those classes we had to design a cartoon series. I drew a little country man and woman who became the center of my cartoons. Both wore overalls and both had BuckTeeth. His name was BuckTooth Bob and she was BuckTooth Betty. They wore large straw hats and overalls. BuckTooth Bob and Betty went on many different adventures during their short lives depicting many of the everyday occurrences that happen to folks that live in the country. They hunted, they farmed, and they spit tobacco. They were the epitome of what peoples perception of mountain country folk is. The last installment of BuckTooth Bob and Betty was due for a final grade near the end of my Senior year and that just happened to also coincide with some of my wildest days. So, BuckTooth Bob and Betty possibly met their demise when the local Sherriff’s Dept. raided their moonshine still and there was a big shootout.
No one ever knew if Bob and Betty were killed or made a daring escape.
Turns out Bob and Betty escaped their ordeal with the law and have been laying low for many, many years. They were discovered recently when I was cleaning out a box of old paperwork that has not been touched for many years. I am thinking they might just have to make an appearance here some day. First they have to get some things cleared up with a Maritime Lawyer (they were caught transporting some shine down the river). Then they have to get settled back into their old homestead.
The cartoon series was one of my favorite assignments during art class. I had more fun coming up with Betty and Bobs adventures and shenanigans. It was fun, put my imagination to work and tested my drawing skills. And now I am going to pass that task off to Tate. I think it is something that he will enjoy as part of his homeschool curriculum and it will be interesting to see exactly what he comes up with.
If you were going to start a cartoon series what would yours be about?