This week we welcome Troubletown‘s Lloyd Dangle to Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio!
Shall we dance?
1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?
Popeye and Dick Rumsfeld would star as themselves. Rummy would be trying to put Popeye back into active duty even as a senior citizen who hasn’t served for more than forty years. Popeye would be annoyed by Rumsfeld’s bullying and kick his ass in an elaborate fight scene. Bluto is now the head of the Taliban and has Olive Oyl captive among religious fanatics in rural Afghanistan. Of course the story builds to a hilarious climax.
2) You’re a syndicate editor launching a new comic strip. What’s the worst possible title you can think of?
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.
A floating bowl of Boston Style clam chowder, always combined with drowsy characters below: represents the effect of John Kerry’s speaking.
A slab of swiss cheese in the shape of a skull and crossbones: floats over the head of any character infected with mad cow disease.
A cowboy boot tipped on end with a few grains of sand pouring out: always used to denote George Bush’s mind.
Thanks Lloyd! But what if the character is a mad cow disease stricken George Bush listening to John Kerry speak?