Simpsons writer lampoons comics world in Learn To Draw vids
The Simpsons writer/producer and The Doozies cartoonist Tom Gammill has a fun video series called Learn to Draw that, despite the title, will not teach aspiring cartoonists how to draw. Instead it offers a fun glimpse into the world of comics as what is possibly the world’s first comedy web-series about comics and cartooning.
Tom Gammill started the web-series three years ago (almost to the date – the first video was posted to YouTube on November 12, 2008) and has since seen guest appearances by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman (Zits), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Tony Carrillo (F Minus), Mell Lazarus (Momma), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Life in Hell), Bill Amend (Foxtrot) and even Jeannie Schulz, the widow of Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts). Gammill and/or his writing partner Max Pross is an excellent director able to get these non-actors to loosen up and do some pretty silly things. Or maybe it’s that after year years and decades of creating comedy every day, cartoonists have built a natural ability to perform with good comedic timing. Whatever the reason, it’s a
Here are a few favorites, culminating in the crazy Arnold Roth episode:
Posted on November 9, 2011, in Spotlight and tagged Arnold Roth, Bill Amend, Cathy, Cathy Guisewite, Charles M. Schulz, F Minus, Foxtrot, Jeannie Schulz, Jeff Keane, Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Learn to Draw, Life in Hell, Matt Groening, Max Pross, Mell Lazarus, Momma, Peanuts, Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, The Doozies, The Family Circus, The Simpsons, Tom Gammill, Tony Carrillo, Zits. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.