The Neptune City-Saturn Town Review #13: Mickey Rooney

10 Apr

Mickey Rooney was the greatest actor that Hollywood ever had the good fortune to produce (if you are wondering here which actress should be considered as equivalently wonderful, it is more than a coincidence that that coveted designation is easily earned by Rooney’s oft co-star, the super-cute Judy Garland). He recently passed away from this life just a few mere days ago, at the extremely generous age of 93 years (outliving poor Garland by over four decades!), and it is common knowledge that this extraordinary performer had worked extremely hard for the majority of that lifetime (beginning at infancy on the vaudevillian stage–to be exact, and continuing up till the very end).

I think that just with the expansive Andy Hardy series (upon which the Archie comic books are more than inspired) Mickey Rooney guaranteed his place in the most memorable of American cinema, and I would like to encourage readers of this blog to look up some of those great Andy Hardy movies (which also feature Judy herself, in a memorable few) and see for your own self just why Mickey Rooney was, and will always be so great.

Well, that’s all for now, and remember: “Freedom is Ink on the Page.”            

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Find Your Happy Place

5 Apr

Find Your Happy Place

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A Happy St. Patrick’s Day To Ya’

17 Mar

A Happy St. Patrick's Day To Ya'

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Unpublished 2nd Outlook Cartoon

16 Mar

Unpublished 2nd Outlook Cartoon

Because of a slight mix-up, this second “Neptune City-Saturn Town” cartoon for The Outlook never saw the light of day…that is, until today (almost seven long years later! Yikes!).

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The Beatnik Fox’s Print Debut

16 Mar

The Beatnik Fox's Print Debut

From the May 3rd, 2007 issue of Ocean County College’s Viking News.

Yes Foxy, Freedom is Ink on the Page.

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Another Neptune City-Saturn Town Classic

16 Mar

Another Neptune City-Saturn Town Classic

This was the very first “Neptune City-Saturn Town” cartoon published in Monmouth University’s The Outlook (from the September 19th, 2007 issue), and was the Beatnik Fox’s 2nd appearance in print (Ocean County College’s Viking News was graced with his print debut a few months earlier).

I think about sixty different “Neptune City-Saturn Town” cartoons ended up appearing in The Outlook altogether (along with over thirty-something articles on all kinds of fun topics which I found interesting. I was never assigned anything, and ended up covering everything from Shari Lewis to Superman. They must have liked what I had to say).

It certainly was a dream come true to see all of these personal characters which I had been drawing for more than a decade prior finally get the chance to see the light of day and be enjoyed by others.

Sigh. Memories.

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From Those Good Ol’ Outlook Days

15 Mar

From Those Good Ol' Outlook Days

Circa spring 2010. The Beatnik Fox is enjoying the gardens located in front of Wilson Hall.