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Saturday, March 27, 2010

News, Info & Updates Coming...!

Lots going on! Very busy with Mardi Gras, storyboarding assignments, and voice work as well as the day job. Trying to complete & honor commissions as fast as possible.
Apologies to you who are being forced to wait.
I'm drawing as fast as I can....!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Busy busy busy busy busy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NewsRadio 710 Trying to Kill Uncle Henry...?

Well, with the acquisition of both Glenn Beck AND Sean Hannity, 710WNTM (aka Newsradio710) has not only shortened the popular Uncle Henry Show, they've moved the last hour-- 8am to 9am-- to INTERNET ONLY! And if you don't have high-speed internet or the latest browser, you STILL can't listen!
Now, don't get me wrong. I LOVE to listen to BOTH of those guys. But the LOCAL listeners in the Mobile radio market WANT to hear Uncle Henry. He has a long-term connection to his VERY loyal audience. He is the main reason most people I know listen to talk radio.
I'm glad that we finally have this powerful and conservative lineup, but it is unfortunate that it comes at the expense of the station's elder statesman and Mobile's most-respected moral compass.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Food for Thought

So, I went to visit my 87-year-old Aunt Lolete in the hospital the other day. I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. She says she has had enough, has stopped eating and is 'ready to go'.
Between prayers and singing, she closed her eyes tightly and said to me "I can see Jesus! He... He looks just like.... Albert P. Brewer...!"
(Albert P. Brewer was a former lieutenant governor of Alabama, succeeding Lurleen B. Wallace as governor after she died of cancer while in office. )
You just can't make this stuff up.


You would never come up with this plot line in a MILLION years.

Thanks to Carroll Barrett for the heads-up....!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pocus Cadabra! Wedding Dress!

Well, the girl's wedding dress arrived today. 44 days and counting down.....!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Producer Simon to Develop B.C., Wizard of Id

Producer Simon to Develop B.C., Wizard of Id
(from Animation Magazine)
Thursday, March 04, 2010By: Thomas J. Mclean
Animation producer Mark Simon has reached a deal with the estate of late comic strip creator Johnny Hart to develop, pitch and produce feature movies and TV series based on the strips B.C. and Wizard of Id.
Under the exclusive agreement, Simon will work with the Hart Estate, Jack Newcombe of Creators Syndicate and The Metropolis Talent Agency on the projects.
"This is a dream project for me," says Simon. "I've been a huge fan of both B.C. and Wizard of Id since I was 5 years old. Johnny Hart's family continues the strips, and have done an incredible job matching the same quality of humor Johnny created, while at the same time making it more accessible to the younger generations again. Both of these hysterically funny properties are overdue for greater exposure on both the big screen and the small screen."
B.C. launched in 1958, featuring a cast of colorful cavemen and anthropomorphic animals. The strip is appearing in more than 1,300 newspapers and has been collected in 37 book editions, with a new one set for publication this year. After Hart’s death in 2007, the strip has been continued by his grandsons Mason and Mick Mastroianni.
Wizard of Id began in 1964, following the adventures of the titular magician in the oddball medieval kingdom. The strip won a Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, and is a four-time winner for the National Cartoonist Society's Best Humor Strip. The strip’s original artist, Brant Parker, died in 2007 within two weeks of Hart’s death. The strip is continued by Parker’s son, Jeff Parker, as artist with the Hart family overseeing the writing.
Simon has worked on over 2,800 productions, ranging from feature films to television series, and with both animation and live action. His animation projects have been seen on Nicktoons, G4 and Comedy Central mobile. He also is the author of ten entertainment industry texts including Producing Independent 2D Character Animation and Storyboards: Motion In Art.


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