I speak to groups of kids about Stinky Cecil, and at the end of each event we open up the floor for questions. I’ve decided to post some of the questions I have received here, along with the answers, for those who might be curious.
As you’ll see, kids ask tough questions:
Q: What is your dog’s name and how much does he weigh?
A: His name is Buddy Barker, and he weighs about 7 pounds.
Q: Where is Mississippi?
A: Mississippi is in the southern part of the United States, in between Alabama and Louisiana.
Q: Why doesn’t Jeremy have arms?
A: Because he’s an earthworm.
Q: Why don’t you make Jeremy a caterpillar, so he could turn into a butterfly?
A: Because then he wouldn’t be an earthworm. Listen, he’s come to terms with the fact that he’s an earthworm.
Q: Why is Reggie a fly and not a moth?
A: I thought it would be funnier if he were a fly.
Q: What’s an in-law?
A: Well, when you get married, the parents, brother, or sister of the person you marry is an “in-law.” If you marry someone who has a brother then his or her brother is your brother-in-law.
Q: Do you own The Redwood Empire Ice Arena (also known as “Snoopy’s Home Ice”)?
A: No, but they have a café there where I like to eat grilled cheese sandwiches.
Q: Why aren’t there any girls in Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue?
A: There are girls in the story. They just didn’t fit on the book’s cover.
Q: What is Cecil?
A: He’s a toad.
Q: What does free-range mean?
A: It means you get to run around without being in a cage.
Do you have any Stinky Cecil questions? Post them as a comment below or email them to StinkyCecil@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to answer them promptly. I may also add the questions to this list. Happy comics reading!