Ask yourself, what would Badger do?


Howard, the man behind the Brockzilla art exhibition, has created a new Brockley hero - Badger. He is the star of his own comic book and resembles a cross between Paddington Bear and Maus.

Badger is a cypher for the melting pot that is modern Brockley. An everymammal, his adventures include commuting from Brockley station, popping in to The Broca and relaxing on a Hilly Fields park bench but he's also streetwise enough to handle himself when threatened in a dark alley.

You can follow his journey on Flickr.

Brockzilla is due to return to The Broca cafe in October.

32 comments:

nobbly brick said...

andrew brown kindly alerted me to the badger a little while ago

a sad, mournful figure; the badger, not AB

(although, that said...)

Tamsin said...

Worthy of E.H. Shepherd - a cross between Eeyore and Piglet - but has he got a stone tied to his foot in your main picture? Is life in Brockley so awful that he is about to commit suicide?

Anonymous said...

Wow, he's just like us.

drakefell debaser said...

is it a football? badgers do like a bit of footy..
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/footy/

Brockley Nick said...

I love that video!

But sadly, it's a skateboard.

Headhunter said...

I thought he had 1 roller skate on...

drakefell debaser said...

Footy badgers are a class act and should have gone on Britains got talent.

Alas, no footy badger then but a skating badger! Still very cool though.

The Cat Man said...

Shouldn't she/he be wearing a hoodie top and smoking a spliff?

Anonymous said...

or holding a video camera.

Doubtless he'd live outside of the C-zone.

drakefell debaser said...

He might just make his way over to Revlon Rd and sing in front of your house catman, 'True Colours' would be a good number to start off with followed by some urban badger-hop.

The Cat Man said...

wouldn't be the first time...!

fred vest said...

"Badger is a cypher for the melting pot that is modern Brockley"

pass the sick bucket

westsider said...

Fred, just a guess of course, but since he also calls him an "everymammal", I think it's supposed to be tongue in cheek. Bit like your hilarious pun-name I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Fred Vest doesn't have a sense of humour. He probably thinks it's bourgeois...

westsider said...

Perhaps if Badger was wearing a Tony Bliar t-shirt and handing out Respect flyers...

fred vest said...

you seem to have mistaken me for some kind of demented trot

just as anon above you seems to have mistaken cringe inducing statements for comedy

Brockley Nick said...

Sorry you're not happy with it Fred.

By the way, the allusion to Jesus in the title was not meant to imply that I regard Badger as Brockley's messiah.

Anonymous said...

OK, so he gets the train, sits on hilly fields and goes to broca. ... am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps in a future episode he could seek out Speedycars in the darkness to get a cab home, or perhaps call into Gulen Kebab or Fishy Business for his tea.

Brockley Nick said...

He also bimbles about.

fred vest said...

"By the way, the allusion to Jesus in the title was not meant to imply that I regard Badger as Brockley's messiah."

we all know that post's already taken

Pete said...

ooooooh!

welcome to 2008 said...

Serious question fred, what are you so angry about? Harmless stuff about cartoon badgers, pub competitions and all sorts seem to elicit real venom from you.

fred vest said...

your right, i'm positively hulk like at this latest episode

welcome to 2008 said...

No, seriously. What is it about this blog you dislike so much? What would make you happy?

wildlife pedant said...

Is it me or isn't he missing a stripe or two of the black variety?

Pepe le pew said...

Looks like a skunk

fred vest said...

"No, seriously. What is it about this blog you dislike so much? What would make you happy?"

i don't dislike it at all, however blogs that open up for public comment should expect to receive opinions that are not necessarily carbon copies of the editors (and most of the contributors), that's the wonderful thing about communication, different points of view rub together, and readers can make what they will out of it. it's just a process that happens, it's not about making anyone happy

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The Pirate King said...

Thanks for posting this, Nick! I should add that the Broca has a few copies of the book for sale there at the moment which would save readers the faff of getting it shipped in from lulu.com and also that I'm having a launch party for Badger upstairs at the Retro Bar (off the Strand) next Tuesday from 6pm if anyone would like to come along there.

Badger will be returning soon with a few short seasonal stories and I'm working on a new story at the moment about a pterodactyl who is brought up by polar bears. Of course, the pterodactyl will end up visiting Brockley just because where else would a pterodactyl end up?

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