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October 11th, 2002

Three Items

Item the First...
A cool person with a brain in charge of a big government agency? Obviously there's something very wrong somewhere!

Item the Second...
Eddie Ape could stand a Toon Up, but I don't seem to have any good reference materials. I can go rent Disney's Tarzan, but does anybody else have any good suggestion for a source of animated apes?

Item the Third...
For some reason, I am inexplicably perky and relatively content with my life today. I like it ... but I'm so very not used to it! I can't help but wonder where it came from.

That's all for now. Catcha later!

-The Gneech
Who'da thunk it would be hard to find a cartoon ape? So far I've found the apes in Disney's Tarzan (which aren't so hot), Grape Ape, and Magilla Gorilla. I may end up flying solo on this one!

I also have Hogarth's Tarzan of the Apes books, which are excellent ... but I'm not sure how helpful they'll be for making an ape suitable for comic strip use!

Not that I wouldn't love to spend a few hours this weekend studying those books anyway, just on general principles... ;) (Mmm ... Hogarth ... *drool*)

Oh well, I'll work it out. :)

-The Gneech

PS: They have a firm description of the sniper's van now, and I suspect they've got more information that they haven't told the press, as well. There were rumors that they were chasing him down 95, but I think those may have just been rumor. I hope they get him, and A.S.A.P.

Ape Has Drawn Ape! APE HAS DRAWN APE!

Eddie Ape was originally conceived when I got an e-mail from the owner and operator of 3apes.com who said, "Hey, I want an ape mascot! Wanna draw one for me? We can do a co-branding thing!" I said, "Sure!" and so when Tiffany needed a supervisor at MegaHuge ConGloMaCo, I came up with Eddie Ape. I originally pictured him as more of a tech support guy than the manager he became, but that's okay. Eventually, 3apes.com seemed to peter out (although it's still there), and I moved to Keenspot and had to do a site redesign, so the whole mascot thing eventually fell by the wayside.

Anyway, I get the distinct impression from responses to my earlier post that people seem to be laboring under the impression that Eddie is a chimpanzee. Um. :) I know that while technically "ape" and "gorilla" are not the same thing, when I think "ape," unless I have a specific reason to think otherwise, I think "gorilla." And Eddie is, was, and ever shall be, a gorilla. The fact that I gave him too round a head does not alter his gorillaness. All I can say is that his original design may have been unduly influenced by Grape Ape, who has a very round head indeed.

Anyway, enough of that. On to the pics! Gorillas in the midst...Collapse )

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