I’m breaking a little bit of a self-imposed rule for this particular “Revisited strip”.
For those of you that have all three book volumes, you know that “Bob the Barber” was VERY MUCH based on my father-in-law. I had a great relationship with him and so I wanted to put him in the strip. Bob didn’t make a lot of appearances but he did show up from time to time in the first three or four years of the strip. When my father-in-law passed away, I was at a crossroads as to what to do about the comic strip character of “Bob the Barber”.
In the end, I decided that I would “retire” Bob the Barber in respects to my father-in-law also “retiring”.
I really need to re-visit this particular situation in the comic strip because I do have a couple of ideas regarding what happened to Bob the Barber in the strip – as well as an explanation of what ever happened to his barber shop as well. Maybe that will be something to explore in 2014…