The big-nose, big-foot punk everyone knows as Mister Stupid came on the scene once upon a time when there was nothing to do but gyrate with the Slut Boys. This beloved local punk group created the song that named him. The band is now just a wisp of memory, but Otersen took Mister Stupid the character to work at the Florida Flambeau when he was art director there. The strips ran as a regular Flambeau feature initially from 1982-1987.
Tallahassee knows Bill Otersen as a dedicated bicyclist and constantly sketching observer of the human scene. He also spent a few years doing those things in New York City. These days, we find him freelancing as stupid studio pushing the buttons of PhotoShop, Painter and Freehand , allies from the realm of electrons.