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"brutal .. jarring .. satisfying" The Comics Journal - click
"a literary comics achievement" The Comics Journal - click
"strangely engrossing" aint it cool news
"a world of torment and web-safe color" Austin Chronicle - click
"defies description" Webcomics Examiner - click

"WINNER!" best weird/extreme - 2002 SXSW Festival Web Awards

"The juxtaposition of the images and text seems unrelated but are linked through themes .. disturbing .. but ultimately touching." Shift Magazine - click

"the most moving thing I've seen in a while ... I want to write something here about the universality of loss, the emptiness, the crushed-up remains of the structures of personality, the endless reservoir of energy that can only be devoted to worrying or fidgeting aimlessly. Limited spare time and a seemingly unlimited amount of work-related garbage are preventing me from doing so in a way I find satisfactory, but I hope you enjoy the link anyway ... Is this a case of someone mining universal truths from personal disaster, or me projecting my own experiences onto someone else's work? " angrynerd.com - click

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August 31, 2004 news:

Hi -- I've decided to put together a zip file of the entire Teddy story. Please feel encouraged to keep the Teddy story on your computer to read and to pass the zip file around like you would an mp3. One stipulation: Please do not upload the Teddy story to your personal website without emailing me for permission and details, etc. For now I'd really prefer Teddy only be posted here, but for archival interests I'm posting this zip file. Thanks for the many of you who have written requesting such a thing be made available, and for your patience in me getting one prepared.

Download TEDDY with this link
-- (3.9 Mb file)

Note: when unzipped, open the "index.html" file to read.

This zip file is only offered for archiving and file-sharing, not for publishing this story elsewhere on the web, or for selling in any capacity.

Thanks, Ethan

February 2001
about this story:

TEDDY is an amusement by cartoonist Ethan Persoff. Certain parts of this story originally appeared as a weekly strip in the Austin-American Statesman

Teddy takes place in the midwest, about five or six years ago.

Cast of characters in order of appearance:
Teddy, Girl, Worm, Clown, Bird, and Clod
also featuring: buzzing insect, reoccuring windshield, toilet humor and rooftops

page 1 frontpage

page 2 FIRST DAY
page 3

page 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

page 18

page 20 CAR RIDE
page 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

page 36 37

page 38 EVENING
page 39 40

page 41 NEW YEAR'S EVE
page 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56

page 57 PHONE CALL
page 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68

page 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80

Comments welcome epersoff@yahoo.com
.. click the Paypal link if you wanna leave a tip. thanks for visiting.

Ethan Persoff
p.o. box 7254
Austin, TX 78713-7254

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This story was drawn and written listening to:

Brainfreeze by Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow
On the Road by Sonny Terry, JC Burris and Sticks McGhee
Clouds Taste Metallic by the Flaming Lips
Pharaohs of Funk by DJ Flare and D-Styles

Ethan Persoff would like to give thanks to this a/m transistor radio

and this fried egg tshirt

thanks and god bless.
Ethan Persoff
february 2001

(x) bibliography
(x) (x) - out of print

(x) Musical Chairs (1996) Lazyeye/self-published
(x) Plastic Tales #1,2 ('96,97) Lazyeye/self-published
(x) Top Notch ('98) Fantagraphics
(x) Teddy ('01) - http://www.ep.tc/teddy.html
(x) A Dog and His Elephant ('02-'03) - http://www.ep.tc/dog
(x) The Recovery of Charlie Pickle ('05, '06) - http://www.ep.tc/cpickle

(x) Printed Collaboration with Al Columbia:
(x) Pogostick #1, #2 ('03-'04) Fantagraphics

(x) Animated Collaboration and Correspondence Game played with Scott Marshall:
(x) Poodle Samizdat (2006) and Two Poodle Cartoons (2006 - voice: William McDougal)

Zero Zero # 17, 23, 26 Fantagraphics ('97-99; #26 has a TEDDY story)
BARK! # 2,3,4 ('96-98) Bark Press
(x) Comix 2000 ('00) L'Association (has a TEDDY story)
(x) Drawn Bits ('02) Drawn Bits
(x) Bush Junta: A Field Guide to Corruption in Government ('04) Fantagraphics click for info
(x) Pictures & Words ('05) Laurence King / Yale Press click for info
(x) Blurred Vision #2 ('07) Blurred Books (contains Dog and His Elephant excerpts)

(x) Musical Chairs, september '94 thru may 95, "F" newsmagazine, chicago IL
(x) Teddy, january '99, new city, chicago IL
(x) Teddy, july '00 thru october '00, austin-american statesman, austin TX

(x) A Dog and His Elephant, october '02 to may '03, serializer.net

(x) MUSIC:
(x) horse-000 - SAVE THIS FOR LATER, It's Not Music: 1993-1997 Chicago
(x) horse-001 - Forty Minutes, Forty Memories: Horrible Unlistenable Music (1999)
(x) horse-002 - SNAP! (2001) click
(x) horse-003 - 25 Lessons in Hypnotism (2002) click
(x) horse-004 - "I Stayed Home ..." (2003) click
(x) horse-005 - SPREE: An Escape From Reality (2004-2005) click

suggestions for other good things found on this internet:
visit our small world
.. mixtapewebzine .. plinko.net .. nipple gallery .. eiland
los diablos guapos .. three centuries of broadsides and other printed ephemera
flash puppeteering .. 5-card nancy .. this is one i made .. they fight crime!
exploding dog .. the courtship of sniffy lapants .. tiny illusory whores .. mary