Saturday, April 15, 2006

"Bordering" on the ridiculous...

... arf arf... nurse, the screens...

Had a nice time @ Teesside Park Borders today, signing from 11 through til about 2. Had copies of CHEEKY MONKEY as the main book, plus they'd cunningly got in copies of FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT and MY DADDY. Must have shifted about 20 copies of MONKEY at least, as well as at least about 15 each of the others. They even got me to sign ten more of each so they could put them on display. Interestingly a couple of people asked if I sold artwork from my books... dagnabbit, I knew I should have had some business cards with me.

The picture today is the one image from FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT that i would get done as a limited edition lithograph or giclee print, if I had to choose one. For me it's always perfectly captured what the book and the character are all about: a spring in his stride and an intoxicating smell!

Packing to do tonight and tomorrow for Red Stick- going to be taking a bunch of books as well as possibly some MONSTER MOB prints over with me. I'm not as well prepared as I have been in the past- I wish I'd got some promo cards printed and ordered in a bunch of copies of CHEEKY MONKEY and MY DADDY. Heck, if I behave myself and they invite me back I shall have to do that next year. Do check out the link to the right on the nav-bar for the festival, it's a splendid affair.

Bada Bling!

12 Comments:

Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Have you ever seen the Super/Mighty Mouse cartoon from 1942 of FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT ?

1:34 pm  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

Nope, I heard it was pap but wouldn't know. It's the only other thing that matches my Cat's name but thankfully its pretty far removed from this baby! :-)

2:53 pm  
Blogger I. N. J. Culbard said...

Frankenstein's Cat was the second cartoon from the Super Mouse era. The anthropomorphic star of the show was renamed Mighty Mouse and given a costume change two years later after it was discovered that another Super Mouse was being published as a comic book.

6:32 pm  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

For the sake of completism I wouldn't mind seeing the cartoon but nobody seems to screen them anymore. I do recall that Mighty Mouse was a pretty awful hero, mind you, insisting on singing like a nonce at every opportunity!

9:57 pm  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

I may be able to get hold of a copy of the cartoon,I'll have a word with my mate big Pete !!

10:50 pm  
Blogger I. N. J. Culbard said...

I loved Mighty Mouse cartoons. I loved the singing too. They were often a lot of fun. Pretty straight forward plots, but a lot of fun. The Bakshi (spl?) revival didn't do too well, but it did have the famous 'mouse snorts coke' scene. It's the initial run (in the yellow suit) that I liked.

I'm surprised you didn't like it what with your passion for musicals. Hey, try and make that add up, the guy loves les miserables, but can't stand mighty mouse! Go figure.

'Loverly ladies everywhere'. Yeah, right.

When they screen them they usually screen the yellow suit stories, since that's become his trademark, so you won't likely ever see a re-run of Frankenstein's Cat.

12:32 am  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Sorry didn't make it to the teeside thing, my chauffeur was sleeping. Have a good flight.

2:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings from across the pond - I am guessing you are home from Red Stick by now but given the number of flights you had to take I somewhat doubt it. Anyway, its Robin, the guy from Imageworks, just wanted to drop you a line and say what a pleasure it was to have met you, your wife and charming children.

Cheers (now go and get some sleep!)

Robin

4:32 pm  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

Hey, my favourite big camp musical is SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS- no tears there unlike the sobathon that is Les Miserables. Unless the ginger beards cause tears, that is...

Cassie, no worries, we'll meet up soon I'm sure.

Robin! You big lovely man you! This fella, ladies and gentlemen, is now officially my childrens' American godfather, so nice and wonderfully helpful he was to us. All shall be revealed in my next posting which promises to be a monster as I have lots of stuff to rattle on about. Robin, I have slept now but i still feel a little spaced out from the travelling and hellish number of connections. But we're back in one piece, collectively :-)

3:27 pm  
Blogger The Sheriff said...

Glad to hear your back safe and well. I take it you opted for the full body cavity search you cheeky monkey you.

4:13 pm  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

I certainly did, although I'm regretting it now as the John Wayne swagger ill suits me...

3:10 pm  
Blogger I. N. J. Culbard said...

Oh, I don't know, it's certainly an improvement on your Verbal Kint walk you usually do when you come back from the toilets.

8:45 am  

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