Archive for September 2007
I’ve teamed up with the terrific folks at The Panelist.com, a website about investing ethically, to start a new weekly strip, The Money Warrior!
The Money Warrior’s on the hunt! He’s current, direct, ruthless and primal! The Money Warrior wants to kill you some money!
The Money Warrior started as a bit of a parody of Jim Cramer of Mad Money, and in fact I created the first iteration for my Metro strips. But those strips reminded me that in the end, I dislike parody. I’d rather invent my own creations, something new from a starting point of parody.
I’m super excited to be doing a focused strip that enables me to poke at the more ridiculous, and even childish edges of capitalism.
Please take a look, and especially, leave a comment and let The Panelist know you love your dividends best served cold!
These strips represent the end of the Rebelville story for now. Hutch gets naked. As a creator, I take any chance I can to get Hutch naked.
I’m reminded of Ed Brubaker’s depiction of me in his LOWLIFE series- I was portrayed as a wildhaired nudist, espousing free love while letting my naked genitals drape over the bike seat I was riding down the beach.
I suppose it’s not really far off; thats certainly an ideal. As for Hutch, he’s always represented an ideal vision, so he gets naked in public a bit more than I do. Huzzah to him!
Things I did while my awesome, gorgeous, inspiring wife was away in Turkey for 2 weeks:
- Ate leftovers from the freezer
- Killed about 2 dozen flies
- Attached new pulls to the kitchen cabinets
- Went to improv class
- Saw some improv
- Started a new semester at SVA
- Watched Oskar wash herself
- Bought TheMoneyWarrior.com
- Bought Trashistan.com
- Did a quick animation for Marsteller Interactive
- Set pics of Leela as computer desktop
- Listened to Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Songs, especially 100 or so I really like
- Best song I didn’t already know: Keep a Knockin’ by Little Richard
- Song I added to list cause it wasn’t on it already: Hollywood Nights by Bob Segar
- Discovered the lyrics to Stayin’ Alive
- Slept on the couch
- Drew 5 strips about not sleeping
- Drew 5 strips about the women of earth leaving the men of the planet to rot in their own filth.
- Wrote 5 more, began sketching.
- Created Itunes playlist of songs by these men: Lou Reed, Rowland S
- Howard, Mark Eitzel, John Darnielle, T. Rex, Chris Whitley, and a few non-sucky Tim Buckley songs.
- Visited NYC as a tourist.
- Drank a beer with Tim Kreider and friends, as per ritual
- Talked long time with Kibye, Jay, Junior and others in front of the apartment
- Had a long incredibly coffee chat with Polly Frost (genius)
- Gave Isaac and Mike some obstructions
- Showed Margo all the best routines from Busby Berkeley’s The Gang’s All Here
- Turned off the radio.
Went on a movie binge:
- A Woman Under the Influence
- Scenes from a Marriage
- Bonnie and Clyde
- Putney Swope
- The Passion of Joan of Arc
- The White Diamond
- The Seventh Seal
- Walked arrogant, determined, reckless, lustful
- Read farther into the Bhagavad gita
- Read bits of the Evergreen Review Reader
- Woke up early
- Daydreamed about our future child.
- Fed the pilot light.
- Kicked ass.
- Picked up my exhausted sweaty darling wife from JFK
Verbatim notes taken while listening to John Lahr’s speech about COMEDY AND REVENGE.
Speaking of the old comedians of the beginning of the industrial age:
They were LOSERS in the land of plenty. Desperation fed their urgency.
They had no economic security. They were restless, had no education…
They were punished by the possibility of being told they were equal but having no way to each achieve it.
They became their own capital.
And they mocked the sources that oppressed them
They were physically unattractive
— comedy like American life is about conquest
— the clowns enacted the infantile wish to prevail