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#659: Calling the Shots, Part Two

January 16, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #652: Mortal Combat, Part Five; #655: Art Imitating Life; #658: Calling the Shots, Part One

Running even later than I was on Thursday, so until I can get the hand-drawn panels for this page inked and toned, you'll just have to stare at my pencils (plus a little shading that I threw in for toning reference).

The good news is, my graduate school portfolio and application are now turned in, and I only have Multiplex and way too much freelance work to concentrate on now. Cross your fingers for me, I guess?

Once again, we have Matt in the hand-drawn panels (3 & 4, anyway). Still just a background character…

See you Thursday!

UPDATE (1/18): Well, I was supposed to be blacked out. But I messed something up with the code. Because I'm dumb. Anyway. Go here to learn more about SOPA and PIPA and/or write your Congressmen. Please.


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

Leonard_Nimoy

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