Goldie & Clark!
"Goldie & Clark!" is my original cartoon, printed weekly in The University of Alabama's campus newspaper The Crimson White during the 2019-2020 academic year. The cartoon follows the adventures of Goldie—a famous university robot who's usually seen napping on Woods Quad—and Clark—one of the infamous "quad squirrels." Each entry makes light of an odd component of campus life or a recent current event, campus related or otherwise.
This gallery features every "Goldie & Clark!" cartoon in descending order of publication, with a little description for those not in the know of UA culture.
Fresh Foods dining hall at UA always has delicious cheese biscuits out for lunch and dinner. Goldie's a fan, but he gets scolded with a phrase greedy students are all too familiar with… This was the final print cartoon of the 2019-2020 academic year.
In the main UA library, Gorgas, the bathrooms were recently renovated. Although they are aesthetically nice, they don't fix a certain problem Goldie's always had… Fun Fact: This is the only cartoon not to feature Clark.
At UA, certain crosswalks make a distinctive sound to let the visually impaired know when to cross. This noise sounds a lot like a certain bird or expression…
Goldie and Clark have different plans for Valentine's Day…
No matter how great the commercials are…
Goldie has many faces. Here they are.
On Woods Quad, where Goldie naps, there's another sculpture dead center. The Dance majors, who can see the statue from above from the Clark Hall dance studio, say it looks a little like a…well… And the one before it kind of looked like…the counterpart… Just Google "Woods Quad statue" and you'll see what I mean.
The UA campus is crawling with buses and shuttles from the university's own transit service, Crimson Ride. In this cartoon, Goldie finds that making use of the service is a little difficult for him…
At the university, we call the week before final exams "dead week" because everyone exhausts themselves through studying, and because there are technically not supposed to be assignments or tests due either. In this cartoon, the week is apparently vacation time for Goldie & Clark.
In spring of 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak forced the University of Alabama to suspend on-campus activities, including the print publication of The Crimson White. "Goldie & Clark!" continued through the end of the semester digitally, via the paper's Instagram page.