You can’t overestimate his importance to the modern comic book or overstate his impact on writers of all stripes, so I’m not even going to try. He was the first guy to do what he did and he did it better than anyone.
It begins with a splash.
It was a master class in comedy that was full of great performances and characters that you genuinely cared about, but it was on Starz, so of course nobody ever saw it and it faded away into the dark night. In fact, my parents are the only people I know who even know what Starz is outside of a channel that provides content to Netflix Watch Instantly. I think they show third-run movies? Occasionally Paul Blart shows up?
(Yes, I know the whole story about how Starz executives took too long to renew the show and Adam Scott and several others went to go find new jobs because they have to work sometime, but let me just blame the whole fiasco on them being on Starz instead of HBO or even Showtime, home of A Show About David Duchovny’s Dick.)
We question the hype.
This is from fairly early in the collaborative process between me and Tracie, when we were hashing the look and feel of the cast out a bit. These are the men on the team (from left to right): Vengeance, Nightcap and XLR8R.
Sam’s day gets even more interesting.
It’s that time again.
No books until tomorrow, but now you have plenty of time to make notes.
I’ve hinted and teased about this, but the site for Fight! is now up, so you can get in on the RSS action before the rest of your friends and maybe, just maybe, tell other people about it.
Keith’s Nowhere Band is a funny look at four dudes from Minneapolis who play rock music. His other strip, Gentleman’s Gentleman, teaches you etiquette and fashion in a witty style. I like Keith and would like to get a print copy of this book for myself, so please throw a few bucks his way so he can print it.
Steve needs comforting.
Things like this are why I like the man:
Tall and imposing, Murray could intimidate less-confident, less-talented performers. ”I remember sitting down with Bill and saying, ‘You know, a lot of people in the cast are pissed off at you,”’ says Ramis, who was a head writer for Second City TV. ”And he said, ‘Yeeee-eah.’ I said, ‘Do you care?’ He said, ‘Nnn-o.’ So I said, ‘Okay, good talk.’ And that was it. That kind of defined him.’”
The Star Trek nerd in me desperately wants to write a comic about Sarek and Amanda’s romance and Ming sending me stuff like this isn’t helping one bit.
A quiet moment at home with Aaron.
Sam has an exciting day.
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