Card Spotlight: Gub
This entry will be the first of a series in which I discuss specific cards indepth. Today I will focus on the most important card in the deck, which is of course, the Gub cards.
Cute little guys, aren’t they?
Well, they went through quite a lot of development before they arrived as the Gubs you know and love today (and they will probably continue to change for all time). When I first drew them in the margins of my homework in 3rd grade, they were simply little circles with stick arms and legs. Actually, the original Gubs had no arms and legs, and bounced around on little spherical bodies. They were the perfect example of something a 3rd grader could draw in abundance, and no doubt my teachers tired of seeing them covering my assignments.
Little did they know they were witnessing the birth of a movement! Gubs became more sophisticated as my drawing skills improved. Eventually they received the treatment you see here, which made it into the published version. I still have a soft spot in my heart for the original drawings, which is why I still have plenty of the original drawings laying around still.