Readers of alternative comics will remember Archer Prewitt's character Sof'Boy, the cheerful doughboy who is regularly submitted to Mr.Bill-esque torments which he accepts with an oblivious grin on his face. Here's a cover of one of the pamphlets published by Drawn & Quarterly:
Well, Archer lives in Chicago and when Jessica lived there she got her hands on a tiny, inch-tall Sof' Boy figurine in a little vending machine bubble. It's not the fancier, more recent Press Pop figurine, it's something that I think was produced in Chicago. In any event, we keep it on a shelf along with other comics-related gewgaws and baubles (and a Homie or two). The other day I passed by that book case and noticed something was amiss:
Was Sof' Boy leaking? Closer inspection revealed that Sof' Boy had come to a tragic end right out of his own comics!
I guess his poor li'l chemical structure broke down over the last few years and he just kind of... turned to gooey mush. However, true to his character, he still has that blissful grin: