Cartooning Like You Mean It

Cartooning, Teaching & Living – by Tom Hart

Archive for October 2007

Damo Suzuki’s Network

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Just saw Damo Suzuki in Brooklyn, in a room the size of my living room. Rhythmic, melodic, hypnotic, meditative, loud, constant, varying, alive, awesome.

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October 24, 2007 at 6:18 am

More about Ms. Jackson

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I’ve only seen Ms. Jackson twice but they are kicking my ass! Go see them (Fridays at the Magnet Theater in NYC.)

The last show was merely 3 of the 5 women, and each one of them was in nearly every skit- 45 minutes of continuous improv, and amazing… Such a thrill to watch them, slowly, stare at each other, size the other one up, and then start something. Last show featured:

  • a weird, possibly adulterous situation with a math teacher losing his edge
  • Don Rickles’ ex-wife
  • a trio of mobsters, the main mobster who is afraid of technology
  • a 9 year old girl who had been waiting that long for a name from her mom.

I’m sorry – should go on, but what is really amazing is the slowness of them. The deliberateness and the drawn-out-ness. These scenes go on for 5-10 minutes and get deeper and deeper and funnier and funnier… Amazing!

Best line:
“Why are you hesitating?”
“…I always hesitate before the best decision of my life…”

Ok, go see them!

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October 17, 2007 at 12:36 am

My 101 improv show, Thursday Oct 18

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Gang, my 101 improv class with the AMAZING teaching genius, Tara Copeland (Above, far right, with Ms. Jackson.Go see them Fridays at Magnet!) this Thursday at the Magnet Theater.

Thurs, Oct 18, 7 pm
Magnet Theater, 29th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue.

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October 16, 2007 at 12:56 pm

Nora leaves the planet

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This was one of those fun stories that you start to understand as you’re creating it. Leela left for Turkey a few weeks back, and I dug out a strip I had started a few weeks prior. Nora blames the planet’s ills on mankind (not womankind) and takes off. Leaves the planet.

When I created a subsequent strip (see image), I realized I was making a strip about Leela being gone. From there, I had fun with it. Keep coming back. This lasts for two weeks.

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October 1, 2007 at 4:08 am