I illustrated a tribute to one of my friends who passed away in July. Dale Pople was a friend from my old Zetaman days. He kept in contact through social media long after I retired. He was a huge supporter of Totally Naked Man. At one point we were talking about putting together a Totally Naked Man package for Adult Swim. Dale’s influence is found in my comics. The story of S’p’r H’ro is a theme in Holly Wood: Space Diva. The spaceships in Zetaman is a recycled design from a movie project of Dale’s.

A writer friend of mine wrote a good blog about Dale at https://teakrulos.com/2020/07/20/death-of-a-superhero/.

Dale was always a supporter of other people. He supported their projects and their personal growth. I wish I had more words. I don’t know what else to say except I will miss him. And thank you, Dale, for the impact you’ve made in my life.

Superhero and the Real Life Superheroes.

The Siamese Cat was an TV created by Dale Pople in 2003. I’ve met Mr. Pople a few years ago at a photo shoot in California. He gave me permission to use the characters for issue #8 of Naked Man Comics.

-Illya

Here is the video-

Mr. Pople and his friend, Tony Armer, pitched The Siamese Cat on the Tonight Show in 2008. This is a copy of the video-