CARL SAGAN’S FICTIONAL COSMOS
Decade of Distraction - #23 of 101
I’m seeing ‘Prometheus’ tonight so my mind is totally on alien planets at the moment.
In this cartoon I made last year, Sagan (played uncannily by Josh Ruben) looks at some of the less terrifying planets of sci-fi.
Sartre and the Lobsters
My favorite part of every biography is when the subject has a nervous breakdown and starts hallucinating weird stuff. (see my Slash and George Jones drawings).
Well, apparently in the 1929, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre took mescaline once and for decades he was followed in the streets by imaginary lobsters. F**k mescaline.
(PS: his eyes looked like that in real life)
It’s so hot out there that stray cats are bursting into flames and leaving only oily splatter marks on the pavement.
The 1980’s were a glorious time to be a young sandworm actor in Hollywood.
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ASIFA-East Animation Festival
Happening today at 6pm
Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St.
*I drew that.
I made this for a client many years ago and whip it out every so often on Passover to confuse people.
Holy Moses, I totally forgot! Time to stock up on that matzah. Happy Passover!
(Hint about the afikomen: It’s not hidden in your chimney.)
METH MINUTE MONDAYS:
Syd Barrett Visits His Accountant
It’s that magical time of the year: Tax season. Here’s what happens when the most psychedelic man on earth is forced to do the most boring activity ever. Features three fake Syd songs that sound so authentic we fooled numerous Pink Floyd fansites into thinking they were hearing unreleased tracks.
“Nasty Prisms, Good Sir” apparently became a bit of an internet catch-phrase; When you Google It you will find over 3,000 mentions of it around the web. Everything from ugly bootleg T-shirts to bad bands on Myspace to people trying to figure it out on Yahoo! Answers.
The other night during our second evening of class, our guest speaker turned out to be the illustrious Dan Meth, notarized animator and comedian of College Humor fame. On top of his words of inspirational perseverance were the echoing praises of new(er)-on-the-interweb-scene Tumblr. I, myself, have had only minute contact with the site via links granted to me from trustworthy sources of my own admiration, so I was never hesitant toward its merit. I was simply uneducated on its function. This being said, I still am.
Meth says that he tries to update his Tumblr with a new picture he’s made each day. Had I the drive and will to do so I would jump immediately at this opportunity. I’d love to without any doubt, but the muddle of school mixed with my debilitating dearth of an in-home scanner or camera has lead me to temper my ambitions. Here instead I will update as often as I can given my circumstances prove wieldy. In the meantime, I urge you all to peruse Meth’s onslaught of hilariously wonderful gems that I could only describe as the work of a true dedicated artist. Without his freewill advertising I may never have worked up the courage to finally secure myself into the internet’s artist social society. Because let’s face it. DeviantART doesn’t count.