Well, the Emmys certainly sucked. I never knew I could hate the cast and crew of Everybody Loves Raymond so passionately until last Sunday night. It's my own fault I guess. I shouldn't even try to watch the big telecast when I know they so rarely award quality shows and performances. I mean when a ham like William Shatner can win two years in a roll while a brilliant actor like Ian McShane gets snubbed, you have to wonder about the "arts" in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Maybe Arrested Development's big win last year gave me hope that the Emmys could actually award the best of the best. However, I got my reality check Sunday when I was sadly reminded the so-called Academy prefers to hand out their trinkets to dinosaur poop.
On a more positive note, I received two new comic books from Dale Martin last Thursday and that is certainly a good thing! I think I have previously mentioned somewhere about how much I love Dale's comics and, if I have not, let me state for the record that I love Dale Martin's comic books! Dale's work is always top notch fun and his latest material does not disappoint.
One of the comics Dale sent me was the newest issue of Watusi the Talking Dog, a collection of jam comics that occasionally features a panel or two of mine. Watusi recently encountered a familiar Funky Idiot in one of his strips and this historic meeting can finally be seen here!
September 11, 2005
Y: The Last Man #37
Villains United #5
And, yes, I collect Jughead and I'm not ashamed to admit it!
September 7, 2005
September 1, 2005
Today is also my Uncle Jerry's
birthday and, though I wasn't present a couple hours after his birth, I
hope he has a great birthday as well! Happy Birthday, Uncle Jerry!
Thanks again, Theresa!
August 27, 2005
Of course, I feel like a major league loser as I type this. I could have at least tried to fumble my way through the dancing portion of the audition, but I balked. Actually, I bawk bawked. Oh, well. It wasn't the first time and it probably won't be the last.
August 27, 2005
After a few months of inactivity, the cast and crew of Those Funky Idiots came together this past Sunday to film a very short episode entitled "The Neighbor". The cast included Tim Richardson (Vinnie Tuscany), Brad Quinton (The Neighbor), and myself as the affable Arlo Wazzo. Chuck Williams and Carol Richardson also made a cameo as The Moochers. Behind the camera, Tim also directed while Eric Whetsel was our lovable boom. As with most of our Idiots productions, principal photography took place at Thornburg International Studios (a.k.a. Grandma's garage).
Despite a late start due to a slight scare (Grandma was missing! What do we do?! Who should we call?! Oh, she's with Aunt Linda and Uncle Jerry...Never mind), we quickly filmed the entire episode in record time. Of course, the script was only four pages long so there really wasn't a lot to film. However, we all felt slightly exhausted when we called it a wrap.
Filming our little public access show is always a joy to me. I wish we could do an episode every week! Sadly that isn't possible, but a fat cartoonist can dream.
Watusi the Talking Dog
©2005 Dale Martin
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