"Oh, Sweet Mother, his is funny sh**. They should do a kids cartoon."I'm reading ToyFare Magazine's Twisted ToyFare Theater, and it now hurts to pee.
ToyFare is a Wizard's toy collection magazine, and the whole thing is awesomely irreverant, but TTT is a whole new level of funny.
The concept is to take toys (many valuable, some MEGO crappy, and some both), and create riffs on everything -- how Jar Jar Binks sucks, how funny it would be if Charlie Brown really hated his servitude to Snoopy, etc. -- and make a comic strip. An adult comic strip.
Spider-Man is a dysfunctional slacker. Captain America is a boyscout. Mr. Fantastic is an elistist megolomaniac. The hulk has consistent dietary problems with broccoli and corn, and with petting furred animals too hard (like Chief Chirpa). Thor's a girly man. The Axis of Evil consists of Gargamel, Skeletor, Cobra Commander and Megatron.
You get the picture.
I laughed out loud reading Volumne 2.
Check out samples online.
Oh, this is funny stuff. And it's inspiring stuff for my "Super Secret Project X", which is in the same vein.
And, the collected volumes also include behind-the-scenes techniques. Which also helps "Super Secret Project X".
Ah, I've dropped another tip.
More to come ...