After a week off, I got back into harness and traipsed around Starz Media where "The Simpsons" series moves along on the third floor with fewer artists. More of the Simpsons' pencil-wielding troops are being redeployed to the first floor (how many times have I noted this?)...
Questions about the 401(k) Plan (see below) predominated, but as I looked at a model sheet of Homer Simpson, an artist pointed out to me that this was the old Homer Simpson model, even though it said "Homer Model - Feature". I asked if there were newer Simpson models. He immediately showed me Bart the Old and Bart the New. "See the more subtle lines? The characters more tied down now."
I made grunting noises like I totally got the more subtle lines and the new, more "tied down" Bart model. Truth to tell, the old Bart and the new Bart looked pretty damn alike to me. But that's the trouble with showing artwork to a union rep/cartoon writer. It's kind of like displaying a Monet to a cow. Pretty much a pointless exercise.
Addendum:Another project in the building is Turok, Son of Stone, a property that's seen service as a Gold Key comic and video game. Well, it's now boing to be a 70-minute DVD produced for Classic Media being supervised by animation veteran Tad Stones.