Sunday, January 25, 2009

Super Suits

(To make this cartoon a big, honkin', whopper that you can see up close, click the image.)

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A reader (can't remember who now) suggested something about dinosaurs in spaceships or something (can't remember what now) and I ended up with this cartoon. The funnest part of this drawing by far was rendering the dinos in spacesuits. Even though the big one wouldn't actually fit inside that saucer, I took some artistic license because I wanted to use a saucer similar to the one I use for my little alien icon.

Today was my last day in Indy and I'm heading home tomorrow morning. My performance today went very well: nice-sized crowd in spite of the arctic weather, I did a good show in spite of my 130 degree temperature/snotty nose/sneezing/convulsions/halucinations/numb extremities (I came down with some dreaded Midwestern cold on Friday night and have suffered greatly), and all the books that the museum gift shop ordered were sold.

Here are a few more highlights from my week here.

The museum brought in three other guys for the Saturday panel on Native Americans in comics. One of them was a comic book cartoonist named Steve Sanderson, a Cree Indian from Vancouver Island. As you can tell from this picture, at 7 feet tall, Steve is a few inches taller than I am at 6', 6".

The other two guys were comics writer, John Ostrander, and
Michael Sheyahshe, a Caddo indian and writer of a book about Native Americans in the comics. They were all great guys with plenty of interesting things to say about comics and they all went out for Karaoke Saturday night and had a big damn time. I was too ill to join them, unfortunately, so I stayed in my hotel room and blew my nose until I fell asleep.

One of the faithful readers of this blog made a special trip in her speedboat down to the museum midweek and visited with me for a bit. I was most impressed with her parallel parking skills. Thanks for dropping by, Heather.

Just when I thought no more fun could be had in Indianapolis, the program director of the museum and person responsible for dragging...er...bringing me out here, Pete Brown, took us all to the Children's Museum where they were having a comics show. At the show, I saw this children's Superman suit from the early 1960s. This is especially meaningful to me because I HAD THIS SAME SUIT when I was three or four years old! I wore it around the house and yard, tried to fly, blocked bullets and trains with my chest, the whole shebang. Unlike the sissy-children of today, back then you had to provide your own muscles. I don't know what happened to my suit but this is the first time I've seen one since I gave mine up at the age of 14.

My medical alarm just went off which means my heart has stopped beating again, so I'll sign off now before the paramedics arrive. Wish me luck.

11 comments:

guy who trapped monkey girl said...
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guy who trapped monkey girl said...

Wish you luck??? I just read my Year of the Ox horror-scope and I am screwed this year. It read: "This may not be as favorable as a year that you desire". Crap... (where is my $#%@ Juju beads!!!!) Curses to my ancestors. Ah... the year 4706 will be a year to (not) remember.

Christina Awesome said...

i like how you began and ended this post with a suit of sorts. nice.

Heather said...

Regarding the use of my photo, unlike the delinquents in your previous post, I am NOT in the witness protection program - although that would be a good excuse for living in Indiana. I’m happy to make the highlight reel.
Hope you are feeling better and have a good trip back to my favorite borough.
-H

KiltBear said...

Inside vs Outside dimensions: Maybe they've met Dr. Who in their travails and borrowed some of the tech from the Tardis.

Ricky 5000 said...

Haha! The world has gone to pot! True!

doug nicodemus said...
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doug nicodemus said...

sorry you are sick. take good drugs. have the chnw sooth your furrowed brow.

Jeremy said...

My sentiment exactly, KiltBear! Since its been a few million years then they should have used some sort of time travel since I doubt they could live that many consecutive years!

Anonymous said...

that piece of pie looks like a smiling lizard...

maybe it's just me.

smiling lizards definitely belong here...

GAlcidesS said...

That pic made me go back to my childhood and remember the DinoSaucers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaucers

Greetings from Costa Rica.