This is a panel from my ongoing comicbook project 12 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE (or if you wanna be promotionally trendy, 12OCS.) The fact the hero and his confidant are meeting at a movie palace screening of the first incarnation of KING KONG has to do with the fact the story takes place in, that's right, 1933. I sorta like the kid in the front row wearing a beany.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Stephen Cannell, the uber-successful writer, producer and sort of creator of (my favorite) TV series THE ROCKFORD FILES, died a couple of weeks ago right here in Pasadena. When we first moved here I saw him at the local grocery store, buying seafood and I wanted ask, "Hey, is that Rock-fish you're buying?", an allusion to the nickname Issac Hayes gave Jim Rockford on the show. As it turned out, I didn't ask Cannell the question and a good thing too, as rockfish are plentiful off the Pacific coast and he very well may have been buying some. This pictured sequence, for anyone who hasn't seen one of his shows, is a nod to his production company tag that wrapped each one of his shows, wherein he'd rip a finished script page out of his typewriter (it was the 70's and 80's, remember) and tossing it into the air where it became the letter 'C'.