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Fishboy (comics)

Fishboy: Denizen of the Deep was a black and white comic strip appearing in the British comic book Buster between 1968 and 1975, written by Scott Goodall and drawn by John Stokes and others. As with most UK comic strips, neither the writer nor artists were credited.

The title character is a British boy who was abandoned on a desert island as a baby and survived as a feral child by learning to breathe underwater and talk to shark and other sea creatures. He also developed webbed fingers and toes which gave him the ability to swim as fast as a car.

The strip follows his adventures as a teenager as he travels the world's seas searching for his long-lost parents and helping people in trouble. He can breathe underwater because he is a "hero".

Goodall also wrote Kid Chameleon for Cor!!, another comic strip featuring a feral boy on a similar quest.

Fishboy appears in the 2005 comic Albion, as one of many comic book characters who have been imprisoned by the British government. He was captured off the coast of Japan. He has seemingly grown more fish like since his last appearance.

Fishboy (band)

Fishboy is an American four-piece indie pop band from Denton, Texas, United States, that began as the solo project of Eric Michener. He was given the nickname on a middle-school field trip after a dare to pluck and swallow a fish at the Dallas World Aquarium. The band is signed to Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records in Athens, Georgia and associated with the Austin, Texas music collective Business Deal Records.

Their fourth album, Little D, was acclaimed by the Dallas Observer, and Austin Chronicle and voted Best Local of 2005 by the Dallas Morning News.

The band's 2007 release, Albatross: How We Failed to Save the Lone Star State with the Power of Rock and Roll, is a record that Michener calls "a rock opera about how myself, the band, and the ghost of Buddy Holly attempt to save Texas by going on a tour/crime spree in order to perform all 8,030 of the songs I've written in my sleep since I was in the womb."

In 2011, the band released Classic Creeps, described as "the first in an ongoing series of Fishboy records featuring characters whose lives interconnect to form a bigger story." Each track is listed in alphabetical order, and each character's name begins with the letter A.


Fishboy may refer to:

  • Fishboy (band), an American indie pop band from Denton, Texas
  • Fishboy (comic), a British comic story
  • In the horror movie House of 1000 Corpses, Fishboy is the title given by the character Otis B. Driftwood for his sadistic sculpture, which combines the upper body of a human with a large fish tail.