Posts Tagged ‘Animation’
(It’s only one…and it’s pretty minor…but I just didn’t want the blame…)
In the new Pixar movie “Up!” a scientist fits dogs with collars that allow them to talk.
I used this exact same idea in a pitch for an animated TV show a couple of years ago (which was recycled from a comic strip I was peddling in the mid 90s).
I in no way think that they ripped me off – I think it was just one of those things that happens.
In actuality, I can’t claim complete ownership anyway. I “borrowed” the idea from a “Man from Atlantis” comic from the 70’s.
(I’m going to do my SPACE recap in random posts throughout the next few days, as well as show art from some of the cool people I met there. Please click on it and visit their websites.)
Since SPACE is now a week-old distant memory, it’s time to wrap up my recap with some tidbits:
• Since I live in a small town without a bookstore, I asked my friend Jenny if there was a cool one we could go to in Columbus. We went to Half Price Books. This is the kind of economic model I like: spend money and get twice as much. (Notice that I didn’t say,” Pick out the books you want and pay half as much.”). Yep, I spent a lot there. Here’s what I got, in no particular order and from memory (since it’s a big heavy bag of books, it’s downstairs and I have a bad back.) Frank Miller’s Ronin, a James Sturm book, couple issues of Mome, Tank Girl, Anthology of Graphic Fiction, a collection of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s non-bear cartoons, a DVD of Flash Gordon movie serials and probably a few things I’ve forgotten
• I proved my unmanliness at dinner when Jenny pointed out that Payton Manning was sitting a couple of tables over. I know the Payton Manning is some sort of football guy, but you could point out any person short of a 12-year-old girl, tell me it is Payton Manning and I’d have to agree. Luckily, Jenny’s boyfriend Chris was the same way. Because of our collective lack of testosterone, Jenny had to call one of her “real man” friends who would appreciate such an occurrence.
Remember when you were a kid and compared what you got for Christmas with your friends?
I haven’t outgrown that.
I didn’t get a ton of gifts cartoon-wise but ending buying a number of items for myself during the holiday season (more on that later in the week). To be honest, the main reason that my family doesn’t buy me cartoon stuff is that I may already have it…which is why the things I did get are ones I picked out….which is why I got…