Who is He?

Geraldo Gila is a Webcomiclot employee who works for Pope Lizardsaurus and Grenadine Luncher as some type of fixer or mananger for the Webcomiclot Webcartoonist Commune.

He helped check Max Ruetra out from a Mental Institution and then drove him to Webcomiclot apparently on the orders of Pope Lizardsaurus.


Seems to know more than he’s letting on.

Powers and Abilities

Possibly has the ability to poison people with his venom if he bites them.


A cartoonish gila monster with black and pinkish scales. Never wears clothes.

Creation History

When I was in fourth grade there was this project where we were supposed to make a drawing of an animal using an opaque projector and I chose the gila monster mostly because it seemed the hardest to draw since it had all these bumps and patterns. Around fifth grade or so Bloom County became my favorite comic strip and inspired by it I started to develop my own ripoff of it with a gila monster instead of penguin for my main character. The name was obviously lifted from Geraldo Rivera who was big at that time.

And the idea existed in my mind for the next several years. It wasn’t till a summer between my junior and senior year of high school that I actually started to draw the strip, which was called Despert-radoes, and did about 51 strips. I sent the best of the strips to various newspaper syndicates and they were rejected (probably because the drawings and lettering were awful).

Sometime in the late 1990s I attempted to do a minicomic, which would’ve had Max Ruetra and Geraldo Gila in it — but after doing like one page of art for it — I just gave up on it and gave up on ever really doing a comic well at least till 2007 when I made the Legion of Net.Heroes Webcomic. And it would take till 2013 for me to do anything with Geraldo again.


Despert-radoes Dailies 10-35, 41-46 Sundays 2-4

Ripping Off King Arthur #3-8, 13, 15, 17, 61, 71, 80, 83-85, 87-90, 116, 130-131, 136, 141, 144, 146, 151, 265-267, 280, 285, 287, 291-292, 296-299, 303, 313