Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spacing out

I got to hang out with an honest-to-god space walking astronaut yesterday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. He was not familiar with the film DARK STAR so I was unable to lord over him with my vast deep space experience. Nevertheless it was great to meet Dan Tani and see his home movies from the orbiting space station where he lived for months. Note several bazillion Peanuts strips on the wall behind us.

I threw down the gauntlet when I got home by sending him the following picture of yours truly SURFING in deep space. Come on. Just try that sucker!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Uh luv ellay

One rainy night in Santa Monica I ducked into a pizza joint for a slice and ran into fellow actor John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run) who I hadn't seen in years. It turns out he was only in town for an audition, having moved to Fort Collins CO shortly after someone on the freeway in LA had pulled a gun on him. I did this cartoon to commemorate the move.

Take that Leno!

Now THIS is a chin:

I just found this photo of Percival C. Farnsworth, famed lecturer (and puppet). I created this lunatic for a film I created for IBM many years ago called CLEAR AS MUD. I stored the puppet in a friend's moldy barn for a long time. When I opened the trunk he had virtually disintegrated. In the world of pixels, however, he still lives.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Celtic nut

I thought Roosevelt T. Boa had shown us every yoga posture in the book, but oh no. Now he's into Celtic knots. We're talking about one talented snake here folks.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Latest trip to the moon

With niece Nina rolling into town with boyfriend Justin, fresh off the plane from vacationing in southeast Asia, it was time to hit the Charles Schulz Museum's Apollo 10 exhibit (commemorating lunar lander Snoopy and command module Charlie Brown) and do some of our own flying in their pint-sized simulator. Nina and I took the dual controls. Every time I told her to go left she went right. I was forced to slap her silly with my space glove. Fortunately she was wearing a helmet. These are just the sort of scenes that NASA never shows you. For good reason.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Sooper Puppy Online

Now you can see streaming video previews of all eleven Sooper Puppy programs for young children at

There are five more films in the works to help young children in their recovery from molestaion.

There was a time when five Sooper Puppy films occupied half the slots on the top ten sellers list of the Simon & Schuster catalog. He's long overdue for a comeback.