I've always wondered what Oswald's professional life as a flash-in-the-pan TV host star is. I'm still playing with it, gathering wool from friends and acquaintances who've had experience with the world.
I've also had moral issues with depicting people who are seen as "lower class" in my comics. This has been a thorny issue all my career, and I don't mind wrestling with it, as I think it's one of the themes of my life as well.
That said, I had to dispell a little of the guilt at felt that it might seem I was being cavalier about class in this society, which I probably am, since I take nothing seriously.
"Mr Gorbechev- tear down this wall" cracks me up. The part of our minds that conflates creating democracy, liberty with exporting more American pop culture rarely gets the air time it deserves.
"Get the Cables" is a WWE reference. Did anyone get that? That cracks me up too. I used it four days later.
"Brick Morely" is a character I've yet to pull out, but I'm dying to. He's Dennis' rival- we'll see him soon, I hope.
These are the strips that make me pleased, where I can actually fit in a real dialogue (or monologue.) Typically, they have the least joke-punch, but that's good, in fact. Basho didn't tell that many jokes.
Get the cables!!!
I'm hoping this signifies the beginning of a crack up for Dennis, but haven't gotten so far as to script it. But I'm sure he's in some corner somewhere, paranoid and sweating and practicing his rants, waiting to come back into the light.
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Some Recent Favorites of Mine:
--The Unpajamable Snowman
--Oswald decides to make his break into Hollywood by writing scab scripts during the writer's strike,
--Hutch Owen in France (3 weeks)
--Trashistan turned into a themepark called" Rebelville" (8 week story)
--The Rockabilly Kid (part of the above story)
--The women leave Earth (as seen on Cute Overload!)
--An entire office building goes feral after selling all their clothes and equipment
--The Dalai Lama's Tibetan Monopoly board game
--Blumer's PR Stand
--Hutch's Jar of Change
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