The name “Patcher Guy” has become synonymous with the Patcher and Tricks of Patcherism.
The legend has inspired a handful of characters in comics and television, most famously a character called The Tricksmith.
But there are some lucky patters who aren’t having their own names etched in history.
A small group of Pennsylvania-based artists have taken the legendary name and put it on a couple of their comics and strips.
They have been inspired by the legend, but have been able to put it into practice as well.
This is a graphic novel from one of the artists named Patcher Guy and it is titled, “Patchers of the Future.”
“We’re just really excited about the possibility that these characters could become real,” said artist Alex Houser.
Houser is a native of Pittsburgh and has been drawing for 20 years.
He said his parents, a couple who were both Patchers, were a big influence on his life.
“I grew up in a small town where the town was pretty small,” Housher said.
“My dad, who was an artist, was always trying to help people.
I think that kind of gave me an idea that I could just help people.”
Housers work includes a series of comic strips called “Patters of the Past.”
“They’re a little bit of a ‘what if?’ thing, where we explore what could have happened to us and the people that we grew up with,” Hsider said.
Hsider and Housers friends have created a new comic called, “The Tricks and Patchers of Patters.”
It’s a tribute to Patchers.
And it’s a bit of an homage to the Patchers themselves.
Hsiders mom and dad are the Patters.
Hossein Housh and Alex Hsizer are just the first artists to take the name and place it on comics and strip, and they have started a Patreon campaign to raise money to produce more of the series.
“Patters are kind of the mythical characters of Patchers,” Hsiider said, “and they are all part of a bigger myth.
So we just want to celebrate them and let them live their lives.””
The Trick and the Patches” is available for purchase on Patreon.
It will be available in stores in the first quarter of 2019.