Words and Toons News Briefs

October 7, 2008
© 2008 Chuck Ingwersen

© 2008 Chuck Ingwersen

 

  • A new animated cartoon short is in production. Without giving too much away, I can say it’s not a Frankie and Chub adventure. It may or may not feature a folksy maverick whose wink lets you know everything’s gonna be OK for Joe Sixpack and his pals on Main Street.
  • Chicago baseball: Quite a postseason, guys. One win, collectively, in seven games. Thanks for not stealing any more of the Bears’ thunder.
  • “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” was the box office winner over the weekend with $29 million in ticket sales. Must have been because of all the Oscar buzz. 
  • Words and Toons just celebrated its three-month anniversary. And they said it wouldn’t last. Ha! Well, at least The Angry Horse said it wouldn’t last.
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No time to draw Carlos Quentin

July 14, 2008

 

© Chuck Ingwersen, 2008

© Chuck Ingwersen, 2008

Why is Jim Thome of the White Sox featured in today’s ‘toon space? Well, because baseball is at the All-Star break. And because Thome, while not an All-Star this year, is swinging a mean stick lately. And because I needed to add some balance after posting about the Cubs.

And, finally, because I had this sketch of Thome handy, having drawn it a couple of years ago for a birthday card I made for my son. 

Back to “funny stuff” tomorrow.


Sunday in the park

July 14, 2008

 

Cubs All-Star closer Kerry Wood peers out of the dugout.

Cubs All-Star closer Kerry Wood peers out of the dugout.

 

Capt. Jack Sparrow, or a reasonable facsimile, mistakenly thought the Cubs were playing the Pirates.

Capt. Jack Sparrow, or a reasonable facsimile, mistakenly thought the Cubs were playing the Pirates.

 

Ryan Dempster suffered his first home loss of  the season.

Ryan Dempster suffered his first home loss of the season.

Jim Edmonds drove in one of the Cubs' two runs.

Jim Edmonds drove in one of the Cubs' two runs.

There are good seats at sporting events and there are great seats. I sat in a great seat — one of the best in the house — at Wrigley Field Sunday, thanks to a great friend. (You’re the best, Joe!)

I’m a White Sox fan, but when second-row box seats near the home dugout are the lure, I can swallow my South Side pride and head up to Wrigley. Besides, who says I wasn’t there to cheer for my former favorite Sox player, Aaron Rowand?

But really, it was all about enjoying baseball with good company on a sun-drenched day, and celebrating the fact that both Chicago baseball clubs were entering the All-Star break in first place. No gloating from me when the Cubs lost 4-2 to the Giants.

The only disappointment on my end was that Ernie didn’t show up and convince them to play two.