Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dr. Mohamed

I created a comic strip titled Dr. Mohamed in early 2006. The strip's focus and central character was an American Muslim engineer with a philosophical disposition, a bi-sexual Jewish girlfriend and a dog named Buck. The satire included themes of social and religious commentary with side helpings of quantum physics and special relativity.

I completed 24 episodes, then set the project aside. What's interesting is that many of the strip's punchlines found a home in the scenes, dialogue and circumstances of my first novel.

I suppose Dr. Mohamed wasn't a net loss. I might even get back to it after finishing Christmas in Mecca.


  1. Is Dr. Mohamed available online anywhere?

  2. No, but I'm looking into it. I'm certainly not a trained cartoonist, so I'm looking around to see if anyone is interested in collaborating on that end of it. If not, I'll continuing to hone my drawing skills. Online will likely be the strip's ultimate venue.

    Thanks for asking, Laura! :)