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Welcome to a brand new edition of Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio! (Applaud here.)
OK, let’s welcome to the blog, the funny, the clever, the just plain odd… P.S. Mueller!!! (Cue band.)
1) If you were to cast a movie entirely with cartoon characters, what movie would it be and who would star in it?
A good movie to remake with cartoon characters might be Being John Malkovich with Dagwood Bumstead in the title role. I mean, millions have been trying to get into Dagwood’s head for decades and this would be the perfect chance. The John Cusack part would go to a self-depicted Robert Crumb ( taken from his earlier comics.), and the Cusack character’s wife should be played by Nancy. The part of Cusack’s evil love interest in the film would go to none other than Lana Lang, a character I have never trusted, who I have long felt was badly cast by the Superman execs. The old fellow in the movie, who is quite integral to the plot, should be portrayed by Archie’s High school principal, Mr. Weatherbee. I think he’s still working and might be available.
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.
I recommend pile of excrement, with stink-lines and flies, to indicate the awareness of a ghastly marketing ploy.
(P.S. also asked me to include this, and it seemed like a good way to avoid more talk of bathroom related topics, so…)
“If I can say anything I want, I would like to take a brief opportunity to warn about the decay of our civil liberties and the erosion of free speech in our society. Voting against George Bush and his minions of evil can only be a start. The idea of reclaiming freedom might yet have a chance, but only if we reclaim our democracy first. Sadly, though, it may be too late. If It is too late and we are all doomed spend our remaining years as corn syrup-sucking, dull-eyed, semi-literate, flesh-colored fatbags, I plan to become overbearingly smug about being 53 and closer to death than some of you whippersnappers.”
“Oh yeah, and I have a new book out, too. It’s called Your Belief System Is Shot and it will be shipping later this week. The publisher is Jones books. Buy it and I’ll change my whole attitude about this deranged pursuit of empire thing.”
Tune in next week when our guest will be Bob the Angry Flower’s Stephen Notley! Goodnight!
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