The final art by Dan Piraro closely follows my sketch, although my version shows an electric guitar, which is just absurd, since there's no amplifier visible.
This gag was inspired by a young friend of mine named Otis, who helped me come up with a comic idea a couple of years ago.
One day this summer, I ran into Otis and his family in our neighborhood, where a terrific local band was playing. I mentioned to them that my recently-formed musical ensemble would be performing in September, and Otis's dad, Scott, asked about my involvement. I replied that I was the vocalist, adding, "I play a little harmonica." Otis fell to the sidewalk laughing, picturing a tiny instrument.
I do in fact own a Hohner "Little Lady" harmonica, but as you might imagine, it can be a choking hazard.
Please feel free to enjoy our previous comic collaborations in the Bizarro archive.
Watch for a monstrous new gag coming up on Devils' Night (October 30).