Your regularly scheduled column is being pre-empted so I can boost the signal on this IMPORTANT matter.
This week, I’m going to talk about the Watson Problem. But to get there, I have to talk about Sherlock Holmes first. (That’s the trouble with these two. You can’t talk about one without also talking about the other.)
I’m getting a bit tired of Asshole Sherlock Holmes. We’ve had variations on him for 30-40 years now, and it’s getting a bit stale.
Travis talks about his first time at a comic shop, and also includes an update about the other comics featured in that DC TV ad from last time, thanks to you the reader!
John Watkiss has died of cancer. Let’s remember his gorgeous work!
Miguel Ferrer died today. Let’s celebrate his cool career!
Dick Gautier, best known as Hymie the Robot on Get Smart, passed away this week at age 85, so I thought it would be appropriate to give him a proper acknowledgement. In comedy, the “straight man” doesn’t always get their due; if they do their job right, they make it look easy, and their partner gets all the laughs, but it takes great timing and delivery to set up a joke, and Gautier was good at it.
We all know Alfred Hitchcock was a famous movie director. But most people have forgotten he was once a literary brand name as well.