Speaking of Characters…

November 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Posted in character | Leave a comment

I am so excited that this video is on youtube. What better guest could there possibly be at the Doodle Diner?

Seriously, this theme song has been in my head since about 1975. The best episodes of Captain Kangaroo were hands down the ones that had SIMON in them. I loved watching this before school, and then being able to daydream all day of a world where the things I draw come true.

So….doodling minds need to know: what character or characters from your past have stayed with you into your adulthood? And if you really want some brownie points, tell us why!

p.s. And for you youngsters who have never heard Simon before, I dare you to listen to this theme song and just TRY to get it out of your head. I will check back with you in about 2045.


Dummies~and Inspiration~of all Shapes and Sizes…

November 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SIMMS TABACK interview link
This interview and the following videos are packed with inspiration. What part or parts speak to you? Let us know in the comment section.

Here is Brian Selznick explaining his inspiration for Hugo Cabret:

And for Maria Kalman, it’s all about DISconnect! Love this:

More from Maria, in case you would like to see more about just daydreaming and letting go of your fears:

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