Oh Russ, there are so many things about you that are small I don't know where to begin.
Let's start where you did...
Your own body of work - uncollected, unpublished, unread or valued.
That sucks man - so you troll other peoples portfolios and try to trash them?
That's like a guy who can't get a date lurking in a park after dark.
"Standing up for Charles Brooks?" Standing up for what? The man licensed my own work to include in his book!
But again - you carry around perceived grudges that do not exist because you were left out.
And is that my fault? It's my fault you only have 4 friends too right?
It's my fault you didn't participate in the Barns & Noble book signings.
It's my fault you couldn't get published in any of my papers.
Or was it maybe your fault after all - I mean you did double major in ass-clown and crybaby when you phoned my editors to demand what type of financial arrangements they had made with me.
Little man? Everything about you screams little dick.
You actually accused me of creating new book covers to steal someone elses books!
If that doesn't trumpet "call me Napoleon" - what does?
Here's what you need to do - repent. Stop laying awake at nite counting all the injustices you suffer at the more skilled hands of other artists. Stop drawing one cartoon a week. Get serious about your own career and profession. Start producing - DAILY - and maybe - if you can refrain from trying to wipe your ass on other people - maybe you can get somewhere. Maybe. I doubt it.
Actually it's the World HQ for TOON-GUY, INC. and I always make time for people like you.
Mr. Brooks was my inspiration to start editorializing - both my new editor and looked over the 2001 edition and thot we could give it a good run. My own annual editions began with SMDP in 2002:
Amazon.com: Funny Paperz 1: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year- 2002: Books: Joe King
and continue today after the past 8 years.
Brooks himself chose one of my strips to include in his series in 2005: http://www.toon-guy.com/funnypaperz/becy05cover.gif
for the obit I did on Bob Keeshan: http://www.toon-guy.com/funnypaperz/mycaptain.gif
I'm very much looking forward to doing yours!
The Cafe Press sales pay for the jet fuel in the Rocket Car...: http://www.funnypaperz.com/toon_mobilez.htm
Dear Russ, you've got me curious... Now that I've been away from the Central Coast for more than a year...besides your listing in the Attack book - Where can I buy some of your books?
We're getting ready to open our own gallery soon - are they available for distribution? I'm setting aside space for colleagues.
Sourcing much of our inventory from places like this: http://www.cafepress.com/funnypaperz/6570746
You know Russ, I organized several book signings with this chain of stores throughout California for all of the "contributors" - what happened to you?
We had a great turnout and a great time:
More photos and complete story:
Hey Russ! Still looking for a leg up? Here's one: the complete original press release - JP listed himself as Editor:..
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE//**COMING JULY 4TH, 2004**
ATTACK OF THE POLITICAL CARTOONISTS
Insights and Assaults from Today's Editorial Cartoonists
Foreword by Senator Russ Feingold.
(SANTA MONICA) With laser-like insight and rapier-sharp wit, the political cartoonist is alive and kicking in the 21st Century.
Here 150 members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, whose work has appeared in every major newspaper in North America and beyond, join in this celebration of the art form. The cartoonists collected here have won hundreds of journalism awards, including a dozen Pulitzer Prizes. More importantly, they do not suffer fools lightly -- in politics, religion or culture -- and are always the first to step forward to shout "The Emperor has no clothes!"
A hugely important release any year, but a timely one this election year.
Available July 4th at all Barnes & Nobles, Borders and Waldenbooks, or pre-order today at Amazon.com.
"Attack Of The Political Cartoonists" includes the work of Joe King,
Mike Luckovich, David Horsey, Ann Telnaes, Tom Toles, Ted Rall, Walt Handelsman, Lalo Alcaraz, Tony Auth, !@#$%Locher, Jack Ohman, Bob Gorrell, Ben Sargent, Jeff Stahler, Mike Thompson, Mark Fiore, Kirk Anderson, Signe Wilkinson, Joel Pett, Mike Ritter Clay Bennett, and 130 other editorial cartoonists.
160 Pages, $15.99, ISBN 1-930964-47-1 • Edited by J.P. Trostle, with an
Introduction by Lucy Caswell, curator of the Cartoon Research Library at
Ohio State University.