BASTICH - The Characters
Bastich is every loser, every nerd, and every
four-eyed freak you ever kicked in the shin in high school, and every reason
why you didn't kick hard enough or with great enough frequency when you had
He's a semi-employed 20-ish techno-geek with mutating hair and an irresistable
attraction to the obscure. Along with his roommates Hacker-Lad and Faith, he
dodges his way through the pits and dunes of Nerd Hell.
For a while, he was employed in the catacombs of "Mothership Incorporated"
but he has since gotten over the experience.
Faith, the "token chick," is a trusted friend of the Bastich. Of
the three core characters, she's perhaps the most sane, for as much as that
honor is worth. Her hair seems to randomly fluxuate between a pyramid-shaped
mass and a spaceball-poodle-cut. Many, no doubt, have pondered this
phenomenon. The answer lies in the simple application of a scrunchie hair-tie
and just a spoonful's worth of cartoon magic.
If Hacker-Lad has hair, only his mother knows what it looks like. Perhaps he
hides it beneath that hat of his to seperate himself from his folically-enhanced
cohorts. Decisively the most reclusive of the bunch, "HL" tends to observe the
nutty antics of those around him, and makes off-handed remarks
when he has time between games of Diablo, overnight Kernel-hacking sessions,
and online discussions on #HotChest.
As the self-styled "future guy," El-Krahn was sent back in time from the 23rd
century by the mighty Co-Ax to observe the ways of his forebears and to prevent
Bastich from taking over the planet. So far, he's been unsuccessful. Perhaps
somebody should introduce the concept of "alternate timelines" to the poor
Based on a "real-life" freak here at CSU Chico, the Bapper's first comic-strip
appearance was in his very own one-shot,
which was given to him on his birthday from some cheapskate friend of his.
After that, he occasionally found his way into the panels of "The Bastich"
until finally becoming a semi-regular along with the other Wonder Twin,
Mtn. Dewd, during the "Summer Vacation" series. It's a little-known fact that
The Bapper was booted out of the cartoon universe for being too stylized.
The "real" Bapper can be reached at his
where you can find a little
that might interest some people...
Based on a yet another "real-life" freak here at CSU Chico, Mtn. Dewd -
The Guru of Whup-Ass - found a place in The Bastich during the
"Summer Vaction" series. He usually isn't found too far away from Bapper.
Together they plunder and pillage the land of Bastich, usually with goofy
grins on their faces.
Bastich - The Comic Strip © 1998 by
Joshua Adam Hart
All rights reserved.
Images are released for personal viewing only.