I love to laugh.

I have always enjoyed laughing and have had a deep appreciation for those who create art that I find amusing.  I have been blessed beyond measure with family and friends who can really make me laugh.

There are so many different forms of humor such as slapstick, irony, deadpan, topical, observational not to mention the many different forms of delivery like stand-up, music, short story, sit-com, movies, etc.

I pretty much enjoy each one with no real favorite but often stand amazed at the brilliance of the author who has mastered the art of the comic strip. I am more than impressed by those who can, in such a brief medium, make me laugh.

I cannot help but to think of the greats such as Brant Parker and Johnny Hart with ‘The Wizard of Id’ and ‘BC’;  Berkley Breathed with ‘Bloom County’; Bill Watterson with ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Jim Unger’s ‘Herman’ and, Scott Adams with ‘Dilbert’ and of course, Gary Larson and ‘The Far Side’.

When I first started ‘Time For Dervin’ I knew I could not compete so, I tried to make mine a little different.

I took my first Philosophy class my freshman year of college, the year before ‘Time For Dervin’ was born.  I was intrigued and hooked.  The more I studied and learned philosophy the more I saw its influence having a positive effect on other aspects of my life.

When I started drawing Dervin, I wanted to try to weave the two together, philosophy and humor, into a comic strip.  Many may think this is an unlikely pair, but I knew I wanted to challenge the reader to look beyond the obvious and exercise one’s critical thinking skills.

In logic, the law of non-contradiction is the second of the three classic laws of thought. It states that contradictory statements cannot both be true in the same sense at the same time, e.g. the two propositions “A is B” and “A is not B” are mutually exclusive.

This is a large part of what Dervin tries to do.

It is my hope that as you read each strip, get to know Dervin, and the citizens of Geiggityville, you will come to appreciate his use of allegory, metaphors and aphorisms as he attempts to solicit a laugh or two.

Thanks for visiting Geiggityville and spending time with Dervin and his friends.

Bobby Darnell

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