My local public radio station, KPCC, didn’t air the Story episode that features yours truly!! WTF?!!
The first piece of publicity I get in Los Angeles and it doesn’t get aired. BAH!!
Anyway..I’m getting a lot of great emails from new readers, who came on after listened to said interview:
i heard the interview today on NPR, thought you sounded like Chris Rock-at first
and decided to listen in. I searched for your sight on the web as soon as i got out of
the car. i’m now a fan. thanks for choosing to share your wit, drawing skillz and
intellect to make your field more legitimate. i had a short lived strip in college in our
“black” newspaper, but my fan base didn’t extend outside of my bedroom.
Best to you.
I am a 38 year black man from Cincinnati, Ohio. I was listening to NPR
(public radio) and I heard your story. I was late for an appointment because
I wanted to hear the entire interview. I related so much to you and your
humor. At first I thought you were a white guy (sorry if I insulted you but,
people say that to me all the time; I speak proper too) then when I heard
you talking about racial issues I was pleasantly surprised. I was looking to
get some of your material book, cd, dvd anything. . . does it all have to
be ordered over the net or are you in stores anywhere? Please let me know. .
Anyway I just wanted to give you a shout out. . . keep doin what you do
bro. . .
Listening to you now on The Story on NPR. Love your cartoons – we read them in the Funny Times. I’m especially enjoying your enjoyment of your new baby. Our kids are turning 5 and 7 and I miss the baby head smell.
from the Knight Life Comic site:
I listened to your experience on NPR and thought it was absolutely refreshing and inspiring. I’ve discovered your comic strip and totally love it! I almost flipped when I read a Kojak reference in the toddler cop strip, I used to watch that in the seventies when I was about 8 or 9 and it just made that particular comic strip really hilarious. I love your character, he’s really believable. Thanks for your enthusiasm, your art and your great example in these hard times. I wish you the best but it seems you already have so much success in your life that is not related to money or fame!
I heard you on The Story and you were great. I hadn’t heard about you before but I’ve been reading up all evening.
P.S. I have an evil twin too. (She’d probably say the exact same thing though!)
NPR works! Without our local NPR station I never would have heard of this strip. And it is good. I even get most of the jokes!
*NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY WRAP-UP..
The NCS had their annual convention here in La-La Land, at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel at Hollywood and Highland. Basically ground-zero for everything cheesy in Hollywood.
But you know what? It was a GREAT location. The hotel was filled with a combination of actors (Ed Asner, Scott Bakula, the plain woman from the original 90210) in for a Screen Actors Guild meeting, rock and porn stars and drunken cartoonists. What a combo!!
I speak a good coupla days crashing events since I’m not a member. I hung out with Darrin Bell, Lalo Alcaraz, Hilary Price, Dave Coverly, Guy and Rodd and fellow Salem State alumnus Mark Parisi.
I did a one-on-one conversation with Zits cartoonist Jim Borgman, that will be running in the 300th issue of the Comics Journal. Jim is a great cartoonist and a really nice guy. Can’t wait to see it in print!!
Overall, it was a good time. Rumor has it that the convention is headed to Boston next year. I’ll be psyched to head home for it.
*I NEED YOU TO NEEDLE THE SEATTLE TIMES..
So they pick up the Knight Life.
The Seattle Times
P.O. Box 70
Seattle, WA 98111
Lynn Jacobson-Features Editor:
*BELOW ARE THIS WEEK’S STRIPS AND..
..a strip I did in 2000 about one of my favorite movies of all time, Do the Right Thing.
I remember when that strip ran in the L.A. Weekly, thinking he might see it and buy it off me….AND LO AND BEHOLD, he did.
Just off the top of my head are a few more of my favorite films:
Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hairspray (the original), What’s up Doc?, the Incredibles, Bringing up Baby, Three Kings, and the 40 year old Virgin.
*HEY!! I’M LOOKING FOR AN INTERN..
Somebody located in L.A. who wants to put in one day a week learning the ins and outs of the business of professional cartooning. YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DRAW!! But computer skills are necessary (photoshop, html, social networking crap etc.). And you cannot be a co-ed from Sweden (sorry).