Here are a few fun things.
First, my buddy Jim Horwitz (aka JimmyHo) writes a comic called “Watson.” It’s a quirky little feature, to be sure, and Jim tends to meander all over the place with it but that’s exactly what I love about it. And I particularly adore his artwork. In spite of how they look, they are not printed in newspapers with the reverse side of the page bleeding through, that’s some kind of wacky Photoshop trick that JimmyHo has devised. I’m no novice at Photoshop, but I have no idea how he does this. It’s cool, though.
I recently drew another cartoon in collaboration with JimmyHo and posted it here, of course. By way of thanks, he added a few of my “secret symbols” (or “idiotic icons” if you prefer) in his faded background. They’re hard to spot but that makes them more fun to look for. I’ve found four: UFO, eyeball, pie, crown. You’ll likely have to click the comic for a larger view to find them.
His next installment features a portion of a photo of me behind one of his cartoon balloons. Those are my glasses and eyes peeking out. Behind the yellow square is a logo from another cartoon strip, “Rhymes with Orange.” To follow Watson, go to this imaginary location.
My last bit of fun today is on the subject of one of the all-time greats in the world of surreal cartooning, Gahan Wilson. A documentary about his career and impact on American comedy is finally available on iTunes and I am recommending it for viewing. Especially the parts with me in it. Yes, I’m in this dang movie talking about what Gahan meant to me. I confess I’ve not seen it yet but I hope I came off erudite and sophisticated. Have a look here.