On Friday I put this call out on Instagram to the world… what came back was the most insane collection of very draw-able events I’ve ever seen.
Here are a few of the drawings that followed…
Take a look at my instagram to see what the headlines were.
It looks like Spider-verse is going to sweep the Feature Animation category at the NCS Reuben Awards this year, with all three nominees having worked on the groundbreaking film.
You can read my review of it here.
See the rest of the Reuben Award nominees here: http://www.reuben.org/2019/03/2018-ncs-divisional-nominees/
A nice little read about the Ginger Meggs annuals over on The Tingle Factor blog…
When I showed the children these two Ginger Meggs annuals, their reactions were quite intriguing. Many of the children recognised the character, and were surprised to see him appearing in a cartoon from ‘so long ago’. They seemed to think that the mischievous small boy was a relative newcomer to the cartoon world, and were amazed to discover that he actually dates back right to the 1920s!
Ginger Meggs may seem like quite a familiar figure - the mischievous boy is certainly recognisable in todays society! Yet he was born right back in 1921, when he first appeared in the first edition of the comic strip ‘Us Fellers’. His creator was Jimmy Bancks, and the comic was published in the Sunbeams pages of the Sunday Sun newspaper. Monty Grover, who was the chief editor of the Sunday Sun itself had asked a number of artists to draw a comic based around a group of boys and a girl. The boys would get into trouble, while the girl would get them out of it. Us Fellers was just one of the comics which was featured in the Sunbeams section, but by March 1922, it had become a permanent feature of the front cover.
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How much do you tip your hairdresser?
One off the wood
Tickets for P!nk
Dools is a Redditor
Chatto hosts a comedy special taping
A sock full of pennies
Jason spills water all over his cartoon
Your porpoise in life
Up all night cancelling celebrities
I'm not being funny with the grapes
Out of town by EOD
Don't tip him, Mendez
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The tunnel of...
OMG don't post that!
It's not you, it's bees
A gaggle of praying mantis gag
Will podcast for Bitcoin
Jason's Mum sends him a picture of Luke Perry
A merch idea from @nelsonic
Nick Van Breda rags on the Mets
Drew Hollway T-Rex poetry night
Jason spills water all over his cartoon:
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Every week me and @scottdools get about 10 Praying Mantis gags pitched to the podcast. Below are 5 of mine that I like… There are many, many more. I want you all to pitch your best praying mantis jokes in the comments here. Best ones get read out on next week’s podcast and the winner gets this signed original art.
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Early Wednesday morning when the huge scandal broke about college tuition bribes, I was racing South, bleary-eyed in the back of an Uber to Red Hook. I had my laptop open, and Scott and I were messaging back and forth about how to tackle the joke for the New Yorker or MAD. At one point Scott observed that the USC mascot/logo was the same-looking guy as the American Express card guy. I said ‘what if it’s the American Express Card with the USC guy but it’s “American Education Express” — never leave home without it.”
The NYer passed on the idea, (opting for an hilarious cartoon by Ellis J Rosen) but we were lucky to have MAD pick it up. I hastily threw together a rough sketch/design in the back of the Uber to pitch it, and the MAD Art Department did their magic on the rest.
Here is the rough:
aaaaaand here is the finished product that ran on MAD on Thursday:
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During the recording of this week's episode, Jason was so hungover he tried to take a sip of water and spilled it all over his cartoon... rendering it a mystery as to what the gag was...
Be sure to tune in to Episode #38: “Mocap Melania” this Wednesday…