Greg Cravens – Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio

This week’s Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio features Greg Cravens of “The Buckets”! Here are Greg’s answers:

1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?

The movie would be Of Mice And Men. it would star Milo Bloom and Norm Drabble as the main characters. Other parts would be played by Crankshaft, Larry Bucket, and Brandy from ‘Liberty Meadows’. We’d need a dog, too, that nobody minded shooting during the movie. That’s a whole ‘nother can of worms.

2) You’re a syndicate editor launching a new comic strip. What’s the worst possible title you can think of?

The worst title of a comic strip would be ‘Speculations on the Evolution of the Bicameral Mind’.

3) A light bulb over a cartoon’s head signifies an idea, while a string of random characters denotes swearing. Invent a new cartooning icon and what it means.

The best new cartooning icon ever will someday be a tiny frog glyph that denotes that a character has passed gas. It’ll have a great following, expecially amongst the younger crowd. It’s cultural universality and popularity will be hailed as a sign that comic strips are moving out of the rigid nineteenth century ideals that they were founded on, and will save comic strips as a viable career for decades.

Thanks a bunch Greg! Let’s all hope that frog glyph takes off real soon!

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Thanks again, and check back next week for more goofy answers!