The space alien in my cartoon was inspired by Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman who ran for president as a third party candidate against George H. W. Bush in 1992. According to a poll at the time, 59% of the people who said they had encounters with flying saucers preferred Perot over the President, Bill Clinton or Bob Dole. From then on, I drew Perot in a flying saucer.
I call my little green man Ross Martian in honor of Perot and I bring him out now because I increasingly feel like I’m from another planet. Homo sapiens, as a species, seem to have lost their senses. All I have to do is look at Alabama or watch Fox Schmooze Channel any given evening. Yes, the earthlings are slowly destroying themselves and it’s really too bad. I like their music.