John Sunderland

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Figit & the Weed

Life with Figit & the Weed is a serial cartoon strip graphic novel in progress, concerning two characters who find themselves inhabiting a ‘mound’ somewhere in a no particular place.

Weed has never been anywhere else, but his roots run deep and his seeds blow away on the wind; he’s a weed of the Universe.

Weed is not entirely alone. Insects whom he calls ‘tourists’ see things from a bugs’ point of view like an airborne Greek Chorus; whilst ‘Worry Wart’ appears every now and then when there’s angst in the air to add his caustic comments.

Figit is a well-bred, expensively educated young urban neurotic who arrives on the mound after taking an exit door at the very top of the skyscraper where he works.

After being told to ‘Get to the Top!’ he has struggled to make the final steps. When he makes it he finds a door only to discover that it opens to the mound. When Figit arrives he’s hungry and confused and in need of a vacation to escape his stressed out world. Trouble is, he’s a herbivore and Weed is, well, a weed.

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