Bill Hinds – Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio

Welcome to another installment of everyone’s favorite cartoon Q & funny A, Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio!

This week I’m pleased to welcome Bill Hinds of Cleats!

Make it so…

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

“Conan the Barbarian” with Tank McNamara in the title role–because he’s due a break, and he looks great with long hair.

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

I was talking to an Aussie cartoonist awhile back and asked him if he thought my strip “Cleats” would work Australia. He politely said it might, but the name would have to be changed because the word “cleats” wouldn’t register with Australians. I asked him what they called those things on the bottom of soccer shoes in his country. His reply? “Studs.” For a kid strip about sports, I believe “Studs” fits the bill as the worst possible title–in the U.S.A.

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 “Corked” baseball bat, signifying the Viagra has taken effect.

Hee-hee… “Corked”!

Thanks Bill! And everyone be sure to check out Cleats!

Until next week…