Friday, May 16, 2008

Crazy from the heat

Today's Comic Art Friday is dedicated to the memory of Will Elder, one of the founding artists of MAD Magazine, who passed away this week at the age of 86.

Elder's manic cartooning and incredibly detailed panels helped set the tone for generations of MAD artists to follow. After departing MAD, Elder and writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman created the popular Little Annie Fanny comic strip for Playboy. (Not that I would know anything about that...)

Our sincere condolences to Mr. Elder's family and fans.

Looking at SSTOL this morning, I realize that I have been — as my daughter KM would put it — a total slack-job about posting this week. It's not that I haven't had anything to write about. For one thing, the television upfronts took place this week, when the various broadcast networks unveil their schedules for the fall season. I'll get to our customary overviews next week.

This week, it's just been too dad-blamed hot.

When the mercury tops 100 degrees Fahrenheit, as it has here in Wine Country each of the past two days, my creative focus melts.

If only I had the power to alter the weather... my favorite Marvel mutant Ororo Munroe, code name Storm.

Storm could lower the temperature to a balmy and tolerable 78 degrees with a simple wave of her hand.

With a thought, Storm could summon a gentle, cooling breeze to waft away the oppressive heat.

Man, I wish Storm was here.

Because it sure is hot.

And that's your Comic Art Friday.

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4 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Mr. Fabulous offered these pearls of wisdom...

You are 100% dork. I admire that about you.

2:09 PM  
OpenID agoldenworld offered these pearls of wisdom...

I can't believe I haven't stumbled upon your site earlier (if anything I should have seen in the linkbacks... though all the Google hits I get maybe that's a reason why). Love the stuff here.

And to stay post specific, Storm (well okay, Halle Berry) is sure hot as well :P


9:49 AM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

Mr. Fab: As a great man of the sea once said, "Ah yam what ah yam, an' that's all that ah yam."

3:35 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

A Golden World: Welcome to the party, Jeff. I discovered your blog over at MCF's place, and I've been following your exploits with interest ever since. Glad you made your way over. Now, don't be a stranger. :)

And yes, my friend, Storm — and her erstwhile alter ego, Ms. Berry — are indeed hot. ;)

3:37 PM  

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