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The Kev and Muley Thread

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Fozzie Bear, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    My friend that went down with me to the party to be cameraman and I agreed that Papa Roy looked better than people who are in their 50's, 60's, or 70's.

    I wish I could get the real funny Papa Roy when he's not so reserved. You'd laugh and laugh!
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'm working on plans for a future Muley comic book, themed for outer space travel.

    I tend to lean more toward books that are able to move forward on their own without any parody or drawing on other companies' characters to garner any kind of interest in the book. Therefore, the original plan for the story is to keep 'guest stars' like Spock or Yoda out of it.

    I have a friend who thinks it could be funny to include those characters along the way. Kind of like when folks were looking for E.T. in Ep 1 or 2 of the newer Star Wars trilogy.

    What are all your thoughts about that?
    Parody, or no?

    I lean toward no.
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    It's your book, you lean the way you wanna lean! But I'd point out as a point of interest that the Muppets and Muppet Babies all did parody of Star Wars, and also that Star Wars is the kind of classic that it won't grow old.

    But you do what you feel is right, mon ami.
  4. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Frank Welkers Darth Vader quacks my up!:D
  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Do those parodies ever tend to distract you? (This question is open to anyone who wishes to share their opinion).
  6. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    Yes and no. The parodies DONT district me if:
    1. The central characters are very well established and it is clear that the parody is more of a brief cameo/funny bit rather than an on-going character.
    Exceptions: The parodies can be an on-going occurence, if it follows the basis/theme of the comic. This usually works best in political comics such as Doonesbury.

    2.Parodies are common in the particular strip and/or occur on a regular basis. In other words, the main jist of the strip is random fun-poking and parodies (i.e. Bizarro)

    They DO distract me if:
    1. Too much emphasis is placed on the "guest" character. The comic needs to clearly remain about, say, Muley and his chance encounter with Spock, and not Spock and what he can or can't teach Muley.

    2. More than one parodied character appears in the comic (unless they are a set). OR if the character appears multiple times. That is when the gag gets old and the surprise and hilarity of seeing a familiar character runs out.
    Exceptions: I believe this rule can be broken if it is done repetitively in a single strip/story. What I mean by this is that if I had say Bob Hope, and wanted to give him multiple cameos in a movie, I would strategically place him throughout the movie doing the same thing over and over again - interrupting during a dramatic scene, carrying something and getting in everyone's way, or steal a page from "Spies like Us" and have him play golf in everyone's way.

    Goodness that was long! Sorry about that, lol! (english student + love for comics = over-analyzing)
  7. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Over-analyzing is a big help, though! It's perfect information.

    Not as perfect as the world's best ever blueberry muffin, which I can't find one like anywhere in Memphis... (Man! I hope the museum invites me back again, I love Santa Rosa!)
  8. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    Lol! You came on like, the single most perfect weekend of the year, too! Lately it's been all hazy out from all the smoke in the air. 1700 fires will do that, you know. But it's starting to clear up, and Santa Rosa has been pretty much fire-free so far this year (YAY!). I will be sure to get you another blueberry muffin the next time you visit! :)

    BTW, did you ever ask Jeannie about making the bench like you were talkin about? You know, with the Charlie Brown stripe 'n all?
  9. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    But you do and you can find the prefect rib.
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    That is one thing Memphis does have going for it is the BBQ! I want some ribs and think I'm going to get some right now! YUM!

    I think I'm going to consider the parodies as a bit of background things that folks might have to look for and not necessarily in-your-face so Muley and the gang remain the focus of the story.
  11. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    That sounds like an awesome idea! It gives kind of an extra element of surprise, because then people have to be paying a little more attention to see them! I can't wait to see how it turns out! :)
  12. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I've already had some this week! Not as good as Memphis does it though!:insatiable:

    Sorry for getting off track, Alex. Food on the mind as you can tell, heh!:o
  13. Beakerfan

    Beakerfan Well-Known Member

    Lol! What else are muffins for? *hands him a poppyseed muffin*
  14. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    Thank you! *gobbles up muffin* :insatiable:
  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I think we've muffined this thread! WOCKA WOCKA!

    The Muley space epic will be a ways away. I was preparing to begin turning rough drafts into actual comic strips and my comic strip templates are GONE. I made those so long ago and miss them already. I don't know if they're packed up or what.

    It'd be more simple to just make new ones, but after so many years together...

    It's almost as bad as the time my rubber chicken, Billy, dry rotted and died!
  16. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I didn't know rubber chickens knew that trick.
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yeah, rubber chickens can learn most anything! The sad thing was that usually, Billy the Psychic Rubber Chicken (as he was known here sometimes) would be able to take a fall and bounce right back. But, the dry rot took him away.

    Now, we have Groucho the Rubber Chicken, who can also be psychic when he wants to be, although that thread's been about a year old.
  18. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets New Member

    I've always really liked Baby Fozzies Rubber chicken! He was really cool!
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Wasn't that a doll of a rubber chicken?

    Hey, if anybody can help out here:

    I have some post cards that send folks back to my website to buy the Muley's Comix and Stories #1 issue. I have a BUNCH of them. If anybody is willing to accept a stack to put out in local book stores and other such places, I'll send them with a drawing of Muley signed to whoever is helping me out with this. PM me an address and I'll ship this out. Thanks in advance, gang.
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member



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