Animals, they need our help!!! The gentleman in question had been my boyfriend for nearly four years, and it was in this capacity that this photo of me was taken by him, in I want you all to know that I deeply and wholeheartedly regret having ever worn a fur garment. Although I did not buy that coat, myself as it had been given to me by an ex-spouseI did wear it on occasion, but gradually grew more and more uncomfortable about owning it, and donated it to a charity benefiting the homeless.
August 14, The Return of the Native I've been reading and in a few cases re-reading some of the novels of Thomas Hardy in the last few years, and you'll even find a reference to one of them, Jude the Obscure, in my book Funnybooks. The punning title of this item, about my return to what I hope will be reasonably frequent posting, is taken from one of Hardy's most famous novels, a book that I haven't read yet.
I expect to remedy that omission in the near future. Hardy's novels are far removed from any connection to comics and animation that I can think of, and maybe that's why I've been enjoying them so much.
Actually, Hardy's temperament, as manifested in his books, is both cool and passionate, a description I might apply to a very few of the cartoonists I most admire.
The well-read John Stanley surely read some of Hardy, and I can even picture Carl Barks seated across a table from the great author, a juxtaposition that is barely plausible chronologically Hardy died inin his eighties, when Barks was twenty-seven years oldif not in any other way.
I do enjoy the fantastic thought of Barks and Hardy sharing laments about their unfortunate marriages. The site has been essentially dark for the last five months or so, first while I mastered a new computer and then as I wrestled with the newest version of my web-page software, Dreamweaver.
I still have work to do to upgrade the site, as I learned by reviewing all its pages and making a great many repairs with some still to gobut it's in much Three little pigs inc.
essay shape than it was a few months ago, good enough that I can start posting new material without cringing. Three little pigs inc. essay going through all my web pages, I discovered a few pieces that for some reason I never got around to finishing, and I expect to finish one, a review of David Hajdu's book on comic books, The Ten-Cent Crusade, in a few days.
That book has been out for a while, but it's still in print, and I think Hajdu's book is wrongheaded in ways that invite a skeptical reviewer to explain his skepticism; that's why I'm proceeding with my unfinished review.
I'll hope it doesn't taste of sour grapes. The Ten-Cent Plague ihas from all appearances sold much better than my own Funnybooks, but that's no surprise, if only because of the discrepancy in price; the Hajdu book is a bargain compared with mine. I also have notes, from years ago, for a piece I wanted to write in response to some of Mark Mayerson's writings on his website about character animation.
I still hope to get to that, since the questions Mark addressed are, if anything, more pertinent now than they were however long ago it was that I worked up my notes. One problem, which wouldn't be one if I had proceeded more expeditiously, is that I can't be sure in some cases if the notes are mine or if I've borrowed them from Mark or even someone else, like MIlt Gray.
It'll take me a little while to dispose of that problem. While cleaning up the website, I've reread some of my posts, some dating back to the first years of the site, and I've been pleasantly surprised by how well many of those posts hold up, particularly the essays and reviews.
Re-reading something you've written years ago, if it was good to begin with, can be a pleasant experience, like discovering the work of a writer whom you find particularly sympathetic and interesting.
For instance, I enjoyed revisiting my two pages on Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures and his other live-action films. I reworked some of this material to include in The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney, but the Commentary pages themselves still work very well as stand-alone pages, I think, particularly since those films tend to be brushed off by even the Walt-idolaters.
Take a look and see what you think. Incredibles 2 I enjoyed it, of course, but I came away a little disappointed that it reminded me so much of the standard-issue superhero movies that have dominated screens for the past decade. CGI has advanced so dramatically that many "live-action" films of various kinds, but superhero movies especially, are now animated films at their heart, and the distance between them and Incredibles 2 has narrowed accordingly.
The fourteen-year wait between The Incredibles and Incredibles 2 was simply too long, not that you could tell that from the boxoffice results. I watched The Incredibles again on DVD after seeing the sequel, and everything that I found delightful about it in is still delightful, especially the comedy and the sense of a strange but essentially real family, an illusion cemented by the wonderful voice actors Holly Hunter's clench-jawed Helen is irresistible to me.
Most of that delight has transferred intact to Incredibles 2. But where does Brad Bird go from here with his charming conception? I hope the answer doesn't take another fourteen years.
Permanent Link and Comments 0 Coming Attractions I have a long list of things I want to post here, as much for my own pleasure as to attract visitors, and new possibilities keep turning up.
Some enjoyable gossip there, and since the transcript is in digital form, and so wouldn't have to be scanned, preparing it for publication shouldn't be unduly arduous. There are other interviews, too, that I'm sure I would find it a pleasaure to revisit, and I have a long list of "Day in the Life" photo essays that I'd like to post.
The challenge is how to get those things done while at the same time meeting other obligations, to family especially, but I'm hopeful I can keep the site perking for a few more years, at least, before I ship my research files to some worthy institution preparing an inventory of my papers for several interested institutions is another one of those obligations.
Permanent Lin k and Comments 0. Getting Back to Business, Slowly As you can see if you've visited this site in recent years, it is undergoing a transformation. The problems I mentioned in my May 22 post turned out to be much more extensive and severe than I realized, and I'm only now, under the invaluble guidance of Rick Freeslandgetting a grip on this typographical bucking broncho.
Within the next few days, I hope, I'll be posting on matters of substance, like what I think about Incredibles 2, rather than lamenting my digital woes. Permanent Link and Comments 0 May 22, A Big Dreamweaver Headache Dreamweaver is my web-design software, which I've used with mostly very satisfacory results since But now it seems to have turned on me and made it difficult or impossible to post the illustrations that are a vital component of this site.
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