One of the ideas I submitted prior to Retail being picked up for syndication by King Features, was a strip called Origami Man. It featured a short origami enthusiast named Ko and a living life-sized origami panda who was simply referred to as, Panda.
In the strip, Panda inexplicably comes to life one day and Ko is forced to deal with it. Being his creator, Ko feels obligated to act as Panda’s teacher in life, but finds his student less than willing to heed his strait-laced wisdom.
I loved this idea, but it was universally rejected by the syndicates. Here is week one of Origami Man. If it garners enough interest, I’ll post more. Just click on the image below to enlarge it.