As I’ve mentioned before, Otts has no visible mouth. Here is the gang trying to figure out the physics.
This is Ik and Otts, comparing job assignments. Otts is based on this nasty little monster that has turned up in my dreams from time to time, telling me “my time is up”. He is of course cuter here, but he has the same basic dumbbell shape, feet but no arms, long fangs but no visible(?) mouth, and sharp little curved horns. When he appears in a dream, however, his eyes are one on top of the other, and the top one is red while the bottom one is green, a bit like a stoplight.
About a decade ago I had a great time doing a little cartoon for a funky Atlanta magazine called The Atlanta Sideshow. I chose a more adult theme, although it was essentially an “office strip”—the trials and tribulations of a bunch of second-class demons dealing with their tasks in Hell. Many of the characters were caricatures of friends/co-workers. and myself.
Left to right:
Ik(my coworker Bryan),Otts(actually modeled on a monster in a recurring dream I have),Lessum (coworker Les),Fliz (me) and a character I cannot remember.