Minute a character although he may be in the scheme of things, I can't help but love Hoobler. When I started pitching characters for Caravan, I knew I wanted at least an animal or two, both for my own amusement and the ability to do some sort of active quadruped animation through the year. I was tossed back to one of many favorite Led Zeppelin tunes - Bron Y Aur Stomp - which was written from a man to his faithful pet.
Well if the sunshines so bright,
Or on our way its darkest night
The road we choose is always right, so fine.
Ah can your love be so strong
When so many loves go wrong
Will our love go on and on and on and on and on and on?
As we walk down the country lanes,
I'll be singing a song,
Hear me calling your name.
Hear the wind within the trees,
Telling mother nature bout you and me.
My, my la de la come on now it aint too far,
Tell your friends all around the world,
Aint no companion like a blue-eyed merle.
At that, Hoobler, Caravan's own floppy, barking carpet-dog, came to be.
Recent doodles of Hoobs: