Augh! I’m sorry that this post is also late, you guys! This nocturnal schedule of mine has been shifting forward by an hour or two a day, so I keep finding myself with less and less time between waking up and having to hurriedly squeeze in an update before midnight. Alas: sometimes I make it, sometimes I don’t.
On time or not, though, here’s this week’s visiting artist sketch:
Tom Gammill is primarily a TV writer and producer, having worked on SNL, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Futurama, and more, but he came to speak to us because he’s always loved comics and cartoons. He has a fascination with one-panel gag strips and has drawn them all his life, even while working as a writer–he and his creative partner Max Pross were known as the guys who pitched ideas with corresponding drawings. As of right now, he’s working on his own (self-described) so-bad-it’s-good newspaper comic, The Doozies. He also makes tongue-in-cheek “Learn to Draw With Tom Gammill” videos. He was a fantastic speaker–interesting, dynamic, and incredibly funny. I really like it when writers come to speak with us, since I feel like CCS leans toward focusing on the artistic side most of the time. He didn’t sit us down and say, “Now, listen: this is how you tell a story,” but he talked a lot about the creative process for both drawing and writing and made it informative and funny. A good time was had by all…and not just because he asked us to pose like that for a photograph. :)
See y’all on Monday!