Sunday, January 21, 2007

MY DINNER WITH MIKE FONTANELLI



















36 comments:

Max Ward said...

Hahaha! Mike Fontanelli seems like my kind of guy.

Also, I like how that woman has a sort of a deer's leg

Kali Fontecchio said...

AMAZING!!!! I bet that didn't happen...but great story nonetheless! I especially love the part when your face gets smashed!

Do one of me too! I want in!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Kali: It not only happened but it happened frequently and still happens.

Max: LOL! Deer's leg!? I should have redrawn it!

toonamir said...

This is the Citizen Kane of doodles.

Full of twists, expressive acting and comedic timing, you should be directing, Eddie!

The woman is SO Don Martin.

mike f. said...

(Gulp!)
Unfortunately, It's all too hideously true.

Except, that girl - she looks like YOU in drag, Eddie!

(Hmmm... Freudian, eh what?)

will said...

I laughed so hard I wept. Holy Moly, best entry ever, man.

cbrubaker said...

Eddie, are you a fan of Keith Knight? His comics are somewhat similar to your's.

See his work at www.kchronicles.com

Matthew Cruickshank said...

I've experienced this many times!

Great drawings Eddie.

Evan said...

hahahaha

Anonymous said...

what do you think of Mike Peters? I think hes a complete hack

Anonymous said...

it seems like that keith guy can draw but the writings pretty hacky "dont you hate spam email?" yawn

Shawn said...

Hahahaha!

Thanks for the drawings, Eddie! I can tell today is going to be a good day for me!

Craig D said...

...so the chicks "dig" subtlety?

Just askin' is all.

Stephen Worth said...

I have experienced that at the Coral many nights, but you left out the cheeky comments about the palette cleansers (loud enough so they can hear!)

See ya
Steve

Max Ward said...

Mike F: Post a blog entry, even a blank one, so we can at least ask you questions directly.

Spizzerinktum said...

Subtlety is for people who secretly want to die alone.

Eddie, is that smiling object lying next to your face in frame #2 a Beanie Baby Sea Bass? I know you like to have a beloved little furry friend along on these outings in case you start to feel alienated. I'm the same way, so I always bring along my favorite knife.

I suspect the smiling object is your conscience, and a conscience needs a hat. Give him a hat. A Jughead hat would be perfect. Lacking felt and pinking shears, you could give him a straw boater.

But anyway, who is he? He looks so happy.

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Spizz: A beanie baby sea bass!!!????? That was his sandwich! It's funny that you mentioned that because that shot of the sandwich was my favorite of all the sandwich shots.

Steve: Ah, yes...palette cleansers. There's another blog in that.

Brian Romero said...

Ha! I love it!

I don't really care said...

So when Mike ogles a girl, he develops a third hand? That could be very useful in combination with baggy pants...

Subtlety is for people who secretly want to die alone.

That's pithy enough for Oscar Wilde.

Eddie: These drawings are so funny that it compels me to ask: What precisely is your contribution to the shows you work on? None of the "cartoons" I can think of have any interest in this sort of funny business, except of course the ones J.K. is associated with. Do they look at your ideas and go, "Haha! great stuff, Eddie! Too bad we can't use it..."?

Anonymous said...

even if you hate family guy you have to admit seth macfarlane is an awesome voice actor

Kali Fontecchio said...

The Coral is the scariest place on the face of the Earth Steve.

John A said...

Why would we hve to admit something that wasn't true?

Eric Dotseth said...

I'm glad to hear other men are not subtle either. What is the worse thing that could probably happen?

Anonymous said...

ive never seen john attack futurama in his blog, do you know his opinion on it eddie?

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

I don't: Aaargh! That's a depressing subject! Yes I definitely have that problem but fortunately I have enough experience staging corporate gang cartoons to keep food on the table.

Ape Lad said...

Mike has excellent taste in women! And sandwiches.

Shawn said...

I wish there were TWO Eddie Fitzgeralds...one to work on cartoons...and one to draw comic books! That would be great!

Ken Mitchroney said...

Jeez Eddie. It's like noting has changed in almost 20 years. I thought Mike lost all that weight eating subway and has become there spokesman.

stiff said...

I don't: Aaargh! That's a depressing subject! Yes I definitely have that problem but fortunately I have enough experience staging corporate gang cartoons to keep food on the table.

So Eddie, would you say it's worse to be a cartoonist who's forced to stage corporate gang cartoons to keep food on the table, or a scientist who'd rather be a cartoonist (such as myself)? Both have the same desire and are getting paid to do something that basically sucks; do you see any differences?

Not to get too philosophical, just looking for some inspiration, I guess.

Hilarious drawings, by the way. I have the same problem as Mike. It doesn't accomplish much.

Jorge Garrido said...

Eddie, that's a great comic!!! You should be in all the newspapers! Along with:

John Kricfalusi
Marlo Meekins
Mike Fontanelli
Katie Rice
Vincent Waller
Jim Smith
David Gemmil
Bill Watterson
Bruce Timm (Serialized Batman strip)


>even if you hate family guy you have to admit seth macfarlane is an awesome voice actor

You mean how he gives the same line readings for both Stewie and Peter even though, theoretically, their "characters" are completely differntadn should say things and react to things in differetn ways?

He might be able to change his voice well but he can't express himself sonically like the best voice actors.

I don't really care said...

...or a scientist who'd rather be a cartoonist (such as myself)? Both have the same desire and are getting paid to do something that basically sucks; do you see any differences?

Eddie doesn't make rabbits grow tumors.

katzenjammer studios said...

hahahaha! yessssssss! i love this post! more more more like this! great acting! i like!

david gemmill said...

hahhahhha! this is great! great drawings! :)

surferjoe1 said...

Dinner with Mike Fontanelli- did you win that Tiger Beat contest? I still have that issue under my pillow.

PS Great droorings!

Aaron Paetz said...

Haha!.. I love the acting and expressions!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Surferjoe: Tiger Beat!? LOL!