Inktober 2021 Day #9: (PEER) PRESSURE. I really struggled with this one. My initial thought was to dress PMD up as Freddie Mercury (Queen fans should be able to figure out why), but it just didn’t feel right. I thought about having the Multi Purpose Novelty Squid squeezing PMD, but that was more “squeeze” than “pressure”. Then I started thinking about peer pressure. All I could come up with was PMD holding a sign saying “do it!”, but to whom and what was he trying to get them to do? I wanted to avoid the more standard peer pressure problems of drugs and alcohol, because that’s just not what PMD is about (he’s an all ages kinda guy). Suddenly, this image came to mind of PMD trying to convince the MPNS to get with the cool crowd and put a plunger on his head. PMD putting plungers on others has been a running theme in many of my Inktoberings over the years, but the wearers always seem mystified and it’s apparent they didn’t have a choice. Clearly PMD must respect the MPNS to at least give him the option…though at the end of the day, I think we all know that plunger is going on that squid one way or another.