Welcome back to another installment of Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio!
1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?
I know it’s blasphemous, but when I was in school, I had a friend who thought it would be the funniest thing to do a performance of Jesus Christ Superstar with Muppets. Kind of tells you the sort of people I hung out with. I know I wouldn’t want to do Star Wars or another such popular film – they’ve been done to death already. Maybe it would be fun to see Spiderman done with the cast of U.S. Acres.
2) You’re a syndicate editor launching a new comic strip. What’s the worst possible title you can think of?
“The art is bad and the jokes are offensive, but we saved a bundle on this title.”
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.
One icon? I want an entire set of hieroglyphics! Some of John’s gags get so verbose that there’s no room for the characters! Just once, it would be great to reduce 3 to 5 lines of text to a single symbol. Then again, better not. Then folks would expect me to pay more attention to the backgrounds.
Thanks a bunch Kyle! Make sure you check out Working Daze, and we’ll see you again next week!