While #14 hits stores this week I’m starting to work on the 15th issue which should be available in November or December. There are also back-up strips by Meghan Turbitt and Steven Kraan. I’m not sure who’s doing the back cover yet, but you’ll be the first to know.
This won’t be the finished cover. I need to touch things up a bit more. In case you were wondering, the MOCCA festival this year had the Charlie Brown balloon that’s in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade that I made look like Dirty Danny.
I made a video yesterday that went viral (hits in the low three digits instead of the usual two) and I got all these suggestions so I expanded on it.
I was originally going to call it Ernest Hemingway’s Favorite Videos but his family would see it in a YouTube search so I thought it best not to incur their wrath. I put “guns” in the tags so it will show up in searches and gun nuts will either be pissed off or think I’m one of them.
The clips are from
THE HICK CHICK (1946)
AN ITCH IN TIME (1942)
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG (1942)
TORTOISE WINS BY A HARE (1943)
HARE RIBBIN (1944)
PLANE DAFFY (1945)
THE STUPID CUPID (1945)
FOR SCENT-IMENTAL REASONS (1949)
THE SCARLET PUMPERNICKEL (1950)
BUCCANEER BUNNY (1949)
CROSS COUNTRY DETOURS (1940)
THE CUCKOO CLOCK (1950)
DONALD’S DILEMMA (1947)
DRIP-ALONG DAFFY (1951)
BALLOT BOX BUNNY (1950)
CIRRHOSIS OF THE LOUVRE (1966)
RED HOT RIDING HOOD (1943)
SCAREDY CAT (1948)
THE SOUR PUSS (1940)
WAGS TO RICHES (1949)
WHAT PRICE FLEADOM (1948)
WINNER BY A HARE (1953)
HALF-PINT PYGMY (1948)
There’s also a piece on it at Slate which was countered by Newsbusters in the perpetual cut-and-paste outrage machine. It was meant to be non-partisan but I guess there’s no such thing as bad publicity.
I’m sure there are more.
There are two new events New York I’m doing next week. Another Carousel and another convention. Instead of additional hyperlinks and dates I’ll post cards about the events themselves which contain all the information you need.
If all goes well (I’m talking to you, Ronald’s) the newest Magic Whistle I’ve been talking about on this page should be there. As well as the rest of my inventory if you don’t have it, some of it going back 16 years.
It started with a Tweet I got earlier today.
That and the Donald Sterling story reminded me of something I printed in a mini in 1992 that I don’t have anymore. A doodle a co-worker did for a dubiously legal telemarketing place I worked at for a few months after college. It could be best described as Glengarry Glenross in a frat house. I knew my friend Marc Arsenault still had copies of everyone’s early work from then so I asked him if he still had this comic, and here it is.
I make a reference to this place in a fictionalized story about life in the 90s I did in the upcoming Magic Whistle #14.
It all comes back full circle, whatever that means.
Next Saturday, May 3, will be Free Comic Book Day and you’ll have plenty of comics too choose from, and you should take them all, because they’re free.
I mention it because I have a page in SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies. Even though I was a writer for the show and frequently did a strip for Nickelodeon magazine, I haven’t been appearing in the comic as much. Not that I’m not invited to pitch as often as I want. I keep saying I’ll do more and drop the ball, but I just submitted a bunch of ideas this week. I did writing and art in this issue for what I intend to be a recurring feature, Flipper Follies. This issue also has stuff by usual contributors Nate Neal, Maris Wicks, Graham Annable, Corey Barba, Alternative regular James Kochalka, and others. Even if it weren’t free, I’d still recommend it. Editor Chris Duffy, formerly of Nickelodeon, has brought his editorial eye and comics expertise with him for a monthly series, supervised by creator Stephen Hillenburg.