Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shark Week! (Weak Shark.)

There's some channel on my television that has some big doo-dah festival of shark programming called Shark Week. Apparently it's a big deal and a lot of people watch it. I'm not one of them. I like shows about drunken advertising executives, who smoke like freight trains in 1962! That's my show. Seems like I drew this illustration in 1962, but actually it was around 1992, and boy, has it faded. It was for 321 Contact Magazine produced by Children's Television Workshop. It was a comic about The Fresh Fish of Smell Air. Those were the days.


Doug said...

hey... great sharky picture! I like it bunches! I gotta get cable or something some day so I can watch those cool programs and waste even more of my rapidly dwindling minutes on earth.

Yeah... that magazine has gone... along with some others. The times they are a changin'

Peeej said...

Ooh! Such cool sharks! I like the litle side-kick jellyfish fellow. VERY nice cartoon, Bill.

MEGHAN said...

thumbing through your past posts and this one caught my eye, only to continue reading and find out that you DON'T like shark week!?
how can you not enjoy a week of sharks ravaging on smaller, inept fish species?
i'll let this one slide.

Steven said...

I remember Fresh Fish of Smell-Air. I didn't understand the significance because I was 8 or 9 and hadn't heard of Fresh Prince yet. I think that profound confusion is what made it so memorable. To this day, any time the show's intro pops into my head, I still correct Will Smith's words to make him say Fresh Fish of Smell-Air.