May 26, 2007
I'm on the verge of leaving town to see my friends down in Austin, Texas so things will be quiet around these parts until I get back. Keep the porch light on and I'll see you again soon!
May 25, 2007
*Rousseau and Alex's reunion and the way the crazy French lady smacked tree-tied Ben.
* By the way, just want does it
need to take to kill that one-eyed Russian? And is he related to the one
May 20, 2007
Dead, but Getting Better: If you have been following my little comic strip, you probably have noticed it has been invaded by zombies. Unfortunately, the zombie storyline has been moving as slowly as the dead and I want to offer my apologies about that. Despite the fact I'll be out of town on vacation in a couple weeks, I'm determined to get things back on track very soon. Until then, the zombies are here to stay at the moment and I hope you'll stick around as well!
That's Showbiz!: So I got home from work a couple of nights ago and I noticed I had a message on the answering machine. It was a guy from Rutter Communications, a local outfit that provides commercials for the cable system in Muncie. The guy was calling to see if I would be interested in appearing in a commercial. He saw me on stage at the Muncie Civic and thought I was the right type to appear in the spot. They were willing to pay me and, if I was interested, please call him back. Well, I was definitely interested so I called him the next day. A receptionist answered and I told her I wanted to speak to Mr. So and So. She put me on hold. Forty seconds of cheesy music later, she was back. She told me Mr. So and So no longer worked there and then asked if I was interested in talking to someone else. Slightly befuddled, I politely declined and wished her a nice day.
Apparently things move pretty quick at Rutter. One moment you're calling a fat cartoonist to cast him in your commercial and the next minute you're given the boot and escorted out of the building. It's always sad to see such things happen to people with good taste.
May 9, 2007
Dislikes: Being out of The Sopranos loop, getting sick at work, my job, certain people at my job, toothless jockeys at white tie state dinners, being a slow, lazy cartoonist
Hair Status: Early Sam Kinison (circa Back to School)
Confession: Whenever I stumble upon a Gilmore Girls episode, I find myself liking it a great deal.
Enjoying: The Fountains of Wayne's latest, Traffic and Weather
Question of The Day: Will Frank Oz be remembered more as a director or as a Muppeteer?
Namedropping: Flatbush Phil and Rosie with a Cigar
May 3, 2007
Once at the show, we encountered a giant room filled with a wide variety of creative folks and I quickly began to assemble a hardy bundle of swag that I'm still working my way through. It was great to see some of my small press friends (Larned Justin, Nik Havert) and to interact with some of my favorite cartoonists (Pam Bliss, Matt Feazell).
My goal for the show was to pick up all of the new material from some of my favorite creators and to sample the work of people I wasn't too familiar with. Looking through the pile of goodness I had purchased, I think my mission was accomplished (No banner necessary)!
My thanks to John and Eric for letting me tagalong on their trip! Oh, and thanks for the pictures, too, John!
April 11, 2007
Sad News: After just four episodes, NBC cancelled the promising Andy Barker PI.
Sadder News: Somebody at work proudly proclaimed "I'm all about Anna Nicole!" after breaking the earth shattering news about the dead model's baby's true father. Overhearing conversations like this makes me long to answer the ad in the job listings for stuffing envelopes at home.
The Number of Ketchup Packets I Received at Lunch Yesterday: Despite asking for some, I received zero. Thanks a lot, McEmployee!
April 1, 2007
March 27, 2007
Critical Mass: This past month I have experienced the diversity that the Muncie Civic Theater often provides. Early in March, I witnessed the Dust Bowl days of The Great Depression in The Grapes of Wrath, an American tragedy brought to life by a superb cast (Including the always great Judy and Jerry Cole!). Then last Saturday, Grandma and I enjoyed the goofy charms of a TV theme song cabaret that featured the charismatic talents of Jeff Shull, one of the kindest gents in regional theater. Bravo to the Civic for its wide range of programming and to all the talented folks who make it a reality!
Today's TV Quote: "Why don't we call it a day? It's pretty hot out and you're coughing stuff up." - Andy Barker (Andy Barker, PI)
photographs © 2007 John Oak Dalton
Copyright © 2001-2007 Tom Cherry