Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Andy and Trout

By: Gini Dietrich | June 29, 2012 | 
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Earlier this year, my friend Dave Murray began posting cryptic messages on Facebook about a new project he was working on.

It was the ultimate in building some hype because, by the time, he fully launched Andy and (Sinister) Trout in April, we were all dying to know what he was up to.

A comic strip both naughty and hilarious (he totally makes fun of the social media world, which I love), Andy and Trout is a figment of Dave’s imagination, with very real experiences.

The gang featured in the comic strip are: Andy, Sinister Trout,OG Carrot, Squeegy, and T-Square Guy.

Meet the Gang

Dave has very specific bios about each of the “characters,” so I’ll let him explain who they are.

A former superhero, Andy now lives the quiet life as a customer service agent for a bedding catalog. Enjoying the simple pleasures that only geeks know, Andy likes reading, cooking, playing video games, running gaming sessions, and pointing out technical errors in the movies people watch.

Once Andy’s superhero sidekick and a former super evil villain, Sinister Trout now lives with Andy as he strives to reach the level of “Social Media Guru.” Hating his life and those around him even more, his only peace of mind comes from knowing that one day his Klout score will enable him to be lord and master of all things.

One of those health nut exercise types you can’t help but hate, O.G. Carrot does anything he can to keep in shape. His upbeat personality is due to his constant intake of vitamin supplements rather than his positive outlook on life, and he enjoys pointing out just how unhealthy everyone around him is. He has few friends.

A shy and friendly roll of toilet paper, Squeegy is O.G.’s roommate, and does his best to find the positive in everything.

My friend Dan Perez would like Squeegy the best because he loves a full roll of toilet paper.

Andy’s former arch nemesis, and landlord of the apartment building where Andy and Trout now live, Guy has a hard time letting go of the past much to the aggravation of the rest of the gang. Impulsive, manic, and full of ideas, he still finds time to nurture a special relationship with his T-Square.

#FollowFriday

It’s a very cool, and clever, comic strip. But the real reason Andy and Trout are featured here today is because I was bribed.

So check them out, subscribe, friend them  on Facebook, and tell them I sent you so I can get more buttons!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

  • Been loving this. Funny, funny stuff. 

    •  @KenMueller Now he has to update because the last one was the end of May!

      •  @ginidietrich look at you. instigator.

        • SinisterTrout

           @KenMueller Our cartoonist is lazy. Don’t give him any slack! He pays us by the comic, so you can understand why he’s not too productive when it comes to updates!

  • Love this! How did I not hear about this before! 

    •  @Ameenafalchetto It’s really great, Ameena. He’s very, very funny!

    • SinisterTrout

       @Ameenafalchetto Probably because the cartoonist is a lazy piece o… uh, can we swear on this blog?

  • But what is funny about social? I don’t get it………..
     
    Pretty cool; what most of us are thinking, but in pictures. And pictures I can do…………

  • Hi Gini – 
     
    Thank you very much for sharing my comic strip and for being such a great sport about it. You’re right, I need to update Andy and Trout. In fact, I’m working on a strip that explains the lack of posts recently. Again, I sincerely appreciate the share and spotlight. Take care!

    •  @DaveMurr Make sure you let Andy and Trout know I want more buttons!

    •  @DaveMurr Make sure you let Andy and Trout know I want more buttons!

      • SinisterTrout

         @ginidietrich Oh, you’ll be getting more buttons. That’s for sure!

        •  @SinisterTrout For some reason, I don’t think they’ll be good buttons.

  • Hi Gini – 
     
    Thank you very much for sharing my comic strip and for being such a great sport about it. You’re right, I need to update Andy and Trout. In fact, I’m working on a strip that explains the lack of posts recently. Again, I sincerely appreciate the share and spotlight. Take care!

  • ginidietrich

    @KSinTucson Funny, right?

    • KSinTucson

      @ginidietrich: Very.

  •  @DaveMurr , Just burned through my morning reading your comic.   A great nerd comic is always AWESOME. (Says a former Penny Arcade addict)  Love that the former super villain cares about Klout.  It makes total sense.    @ginidietrich , favorite #FF yet!

    •  @HeatherTweedy  Why are you no longer a Penny Arcade addict?

      •  @ginidietrich Still love it, but I now little things like work and life get in the way.  )  

        • SinisterTrout

           @HeatherTweedy Let me tell you, Andy is a nerdy as you get!

  • Bribery huh?  I would offer a steak but…

    •  @TheJackB Well, you have to know which bribes work.

    • SinisterTrout

       @TheJackB Steak tends to smell bad after being in to sun too long. Buttons never spoil.

  • Why does my name always have to come up during any discussion concerning toilet tissue and/or using the toilet? Oh, my bad…

  • SinisterTrout

    What the heck is this crap?! That doesn’t even look like me!!

    •  @SinisterTrout You’re wearing a ski mask. Duh.

  • another great FF find thanks to you Gini.

  • LOL This was in my Google Alert! Now the story behind the bribe!

  • DaveMurr

    @prweb Thank you very much for the share. Much appreciated! cc @ginidietrich #FF

  • DaveMurr

    @frank_strong Thank you for the share! #ff

    • Frank_Strong

      @DaveMurr You bet! She’s awesome and I like those posts. Very creative.

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