What’s that I hear? Do you think Mr. McFeely is here with today’s speedy delivery?? Oh boy, neighbors, I hope it’s a video about how they make something we all love! What’ll it be today? Crayons? Maybe rocket ships??
“Aheheh, sorry neighbor, but today I just brought some slides.”
Oh, that’s alright. I’m sure they’ll be very interesting.
“Well, uh Fred, not too interesting. You see, I couldn’t get into a factory this week, and all I got was a tour of one corner of the Telegraph Studio at the Center for Cartoon Studies.”
Telegraph! Cartoons! That does sound interesting!
“You see, Fred, this is Pat Barrett’s corner of the Telegraph Studio. You can see from his wall that things are heating up on Petrified Girlfriend chapter 3: Invasive Species!”
I don’t know what that means, but allllrighty! And what’s that, that daisy chain there?
“Each of the second-year students at the Center for Cartoon Studies (or CCS) has a space at the Telegraph. It’s in the former cafeteria of the town’s original phone company building. Well, one of the students, Josh Kramer, instigated that paper chain. Now it’s making its way through the studio with a lot of help from Beth Hetland.”
OK. I’m sure this is about to get very interesting.
“Here we can see a closer look at some of the pages on Mr. Barrett’s wall. Peaking up at the top-left of his drafting table is a floor plan he made for the imaginary apartment where much of his comic book adventure story takes place. He says it’s really made drawing scenes a whole lot simpler. When he needs to fill in a background, he just looks at the map. Then he’ll draw the furniture as its positioned in his diagram.”
I’m sorry, I fell asleep.
“Oh, that’s OK, Fred. Just one more slide to go.”
That’s fine. Take your time, Mr. McFeely.
“This is a table shared by Mr. Barrett and his dear pal Ben Horak. They lived together last year, and this photo that Mr. Barrett marked up certainly demonstrates who was the Felix and who the Oscar in their relationship! Did you notice that Lego race car sort of pushing into Ben’s half of the desk? And there’s the sex change gun from the hit comic anthology Nymphonomena!”
Gosh, that really is special. Well, thank you, Mr. McFeely, I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again soon.