Well, it looks like I'll be going back to work next week. Mixed feelings abound, but you have to make the money somehow.
It was nice to see the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou? sweep the Grammys last night. Score one for the good guys.
The legendary Chuck Jones died last week. I always thought Chuck Jones's cartoons were the best of the Warner Brothers cartoons. They had a very distinct feel to them that I enjoyed. Jones was truly a master of timing and character. Heck, he was one of the masters of animation and he'll be missed.
Speaking of cartoons, Evan Dorkin's Welcome to Eltingville debuts Sunday on the Cartoon Network. I have recently become a big fan of Dorkin's work so the show is a must see for me. It's on at 11:00pm. Check it out!
Here's a quote I
found amongst the piles of papers:
So how does this effect Those Funky Idiots? Well, from now on, the show will only air once a week. Starting March 7, Those Funky Idiots will be seen on Thursdays at 11:00pm. I don't like losing our other timeslot, but it can't be helped. Change is in the air so grab your gasmask!
Hey, we did some filming Sunday! We had to redo a scene for an upcoming episode. It took a little longer than planned, but it was fun. I got to wear my Arlo Wazzo costume which was cool. It really helps to get into character. Thanks again to seamstress extraordinaire, Karen Hiday, for creating the wonderful Wazzowear.
Tim (as in, actor/director/editor/founding Idiot Tim Richardson) is making some progress on the editing front. Hopefully, he'll have a new episode completed by the end of the week. Yay! Thanks, Tim!
Last night, I was watching E!'s True Hollywood Story on the Brady Bunch. I've seen it twice before, but I couldn't pass up the chance to see it again. It appeals to my cheesy nature. Besides seeing the gnomish Sherwood Schwartz pondering his greatness, I enjoy watching the clips from the classic Brady Bunch variety show. It's always fun seeing Ann B. Davis doing the hustle. And whatever happened to the Fake Jan? Is she still acting? Imagine how hard it would be getting parts when you're known as an Eve Plumb impersonator. I hope you're doing well, Fake Jan, wherever you are!
In Eric Whetsel news, Eric's mom was appointed to the Dunkirk City Council. No one really knows how this came about, but we wish Councilwoman Whetsel the best!
Based on an Actual Incident
window he came a'crashing
That's it! Good night, America!
I have made a decision to update the strip every Tuesday and Thursday for the time being. (I'm slowly working my way into a weekly strip. Sigh.) Hopefully, I'll bump it back to MWF soon, but we'll see how it goes. I apologize to anyone coming here and finding no updates. I can only imagine your frustration and I'm sorry. I'll do better!!!
So what's been going on in the life of a lazy cartoonist? Besides feeding my addiction to the Game Show Network, I have been reading King/Straub's Black House and it's a pretty good read. I need to finish it soon. What else? I'm slowly working on a script involving my Fanboyz characters. I have added more Simpsons action figures to my never ending collection. I grabbed Officer Marge, Mrs.Krabappel and Hans Moleman at Sam Goody's just yesterday. Practically eight dollars a piece. They are usually six dollars any place else. However, I got them with a gift certificate I received for Christmas (Thanks Jay!) so I really shouldn't complain about the price.
Anyway, it was nice to finally place Edna behind her desk in the school play set, but I'm disappointed she only says two phrases. The Officer Marge figure is great (She came with a pair of counterfeit blue jeans which was a nice little touch), but I think Hans is my favorite of the three. He is currently being held up by Snake at the Kwik-E-Mart (Poor Hans!) A fat man and his toys. It can really break your heart!
Not much to add. Oh, Eric Whetsel is sick. Get well soon, Eric!
But, Hey!, we did find an e-mail in the Funky Idiots' Mailbag. It was a very nice note from a Miss Amber Lindstrom. Amber wanted to know if we (the cast and crew of TFI) were still filming new episodes. A good question. And the answer is yes, but very, very slowly. We have two new episodes waiting to be edited and hopefully more new stuff will follow. (Fingers crossed!)
Amber also requested to see our Blair Witch Project parody, The Baboon Woods Project.. According to Amber, it's one of her favorite episodes and one of mine ,too. So, in honor of Amber Lindstrom, The Baboon Woods Project will be airing on Channel 42 for the next few weeks! Thanks again for writing, Amber!
Received some sad news on the local public access front today. One of the best shows on Muncie's public access, Back Issue, has been pulled from the air. Back Issue creator/co-host/producer (and friend) John Dalton has decided to pull the plug on the show. It stopped airing the first week of January. To those of you who never watched it (Shame on you!), Back Issue was a show dedicated to the wonderful world of comic books. Each week John and his co-host, Doug Wilkinson, would review and talk about various comics. Each episode usually had a theme subject as well as segments devoted to gaming, custom-made action figures and the undescribable (Brother Voodoo, is that you?). It was (and is) a fun show that I looked forward to each week and it will be missed.
Good luck to John and Doug on their future endeavors and thanks for the memories (and the inspiration)!
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recently and found it stuck in November, 2001. I know how frustrating it
is to go to a site that never gets updated. There are plenty of ghost
towns on the web and I don't want to add my site to their collective. So
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