There are some people you meet in life that will have little impact on you. And then there are those who you never meet face to face that have a great impact. Bo Lumpkin was one of the latter. Bo was the purveyor of Gatorhead and I’ve Been Thinking, where he most recently began posting his jewelry that he sold locally.
Bo’s encouragement and consistent commenting not only on my site but all over the webcomic sphere was very much appreciated and his nuggets of wisdom will be missed. Here is one of my favorites.
I recall an email conversation where he lamented about the lack of visitors he received to his sites. To which I had to explain to him that for all it seems, my numbers weren’t much better haha. But somehow that didn’t stop him from consistently visiting others site to drop a bit of Bo Wisdom. And then something amazing happened. Bo Lumpkin grew into his own character that others wanted in their webcomics.
Barry B made a YouTube animation using Bo as the main character. Michael Pohrer did his own version of Bo’s Creatures of Habit feature. George Ford had Bo make an appearance or two at Addanac City. And then you have JP Keslensky of Bug Pudding who named his recurring character of an alligator, Bo Gator. Michael Phelps of Life on 66 also named a character after Bo and even modeled the look on the real guy. I am sure I am missing others but you get the idea.
I know if there is something after this world that Bo is jabbing away at anyone that will listen bragging on his family and dropping some wisdom. If so, Bo put in a good word for those of us who can never live up to the example you set here in this world.