Sunday, November 01, 2009

Ten of a Kind: Happy Birthday, Shelly the Little Otter Puppet

Comics Otter Be Fun

If you read my blog often enough (and if you aren't, why not?!?!? Huh? Huh?) then you know that one of my bestest pals is Shelly the Little Otter Puppet. She is bossy and pesky sometimes but most of the time I like hangin' around her and we are good friends.

Donuts 'n' milk: best way to start your breakfast

Today is Shelly's birthday! Hooray! She's seven years old, so she's a little older than me, which makes her think she can boss me around, especially when we play board games. No you cannot boss me around Shelly! You have to play fair and square!

Lay down your colored stalls to claim streets

Shelly doesn't like comics as much as I do (then again, who does?). She mostly likes fish. But to celebrate her birthday, and also because I forgot to buy her a present, I am making today Shelly Day right here on Comics Oughta Otter Be Fun! And in the spirit of celebrating all things otterlike, otterish, and otteresque, here's my very special Ten of a Kind Tribute to Shelly through Ten Comic Book Covers About Otters!

And that's where I hit a little bit of a snag. Turns out there really aren't that many otter comic book covers out there.

Eventually I found this one and put it up as number two:

Mainly because it had this in the lower right-hand corner...

Hmmm, that doesn't help me very much in getting to Ten of a Kind. How about two otter-flavored kids' books? That's not cheating, is it?

And then, all of a sudden, through the magic of Photoshop, I suddenly got myself a whole buncha more otter comic book covers! Feast your little button eyes on these, Shelly!

And, because I know Shelly really really really likes fish:

Whew! That's tough otter work. Luckily all my other animal pals have many comic books devoted to them. I just better not bring home a capybara, I guess.

Capybara Comics

(More Ten of a Kind here.)


Anonymous said...


Or as Shelly would say

behst pots eva

Neverwhere said...

Eeeeeeeeeee otters! :3

I hope you keep the adorable birthday banner up for a while :D

Isaac said...

Otterdammerung and Welcome Back, Otter got real live LOLs out of me. Well played, Bully.

Evan Waters said...

Happy Birthday Shelley.

Maybe someone needs to write "Otter Guard" or "Otters Templar".

("mipweers" sounds like otter talk.)

Anonymous said...

A day of otter puns? How otterly delightful!

Michael Jones said...

Shelley, I'd be happy to send you a capybara companion. They are very popular here in Japan and I've given away several to friends here. Click around here for some cute capybara cavorting!

Anonymous said...

Dear Editor-

I would think shelly would be very upset that you called her a puppet. I mean would you say the same about bully? They are both real people and any indication to the contrary should probably result in some one sleeping with the fishes. I've heard rumors that shelly has connections to some shady members of the otter community who would, at the slightest word from the countess make sure that this problem never happens again. Clearly the fact that you were not kneecapped was done in deference to bully, but it has come to my attention and those in the rest of the five families so that one more slip up and you may next be sleeping with the fishes.

- Dudley

Philip G. said...

Otterdamerung. Hee!


Heather said...

Happy Birthday Shelly!
Us otters aughter stick together. I was proudly named Otter my first year at university, and have been proud to carry the moniker ever since!

Brian Smith said...

I was still kinda mad about how Shelly treated you at Bully-Con 2009, but darn it, if you can forgive, I can too! Happy birthday, Shelly!