Monday, October 1, 2007

College Soup IIII (Now in Glorious Technicolor!)

You heard right! Here's part for of College Soup, now in color! Enjoy!

& now for something completely different...
Last Thursday, I was lucky to meet Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the comic strip Mutts. Mutts happens to be one of my all-time favorite comic strips, & I met the father of Earl & Mooch myself. I'm still so giddy from it all! He even drew a personalized sketch for me. How 'shweet'!

Stay tuned later this week for more goodies!


Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Wow! How'd you get to meet Patrick Mcdonnell? It must have been awesome, did you get a chance to talk to him about being a cartoonist, or was this one of those things where he only had enough time to sign Autographs?
How was the first week of Hofstra, I couldn't make it because I was in Maryland, but I will definitely be there this Saturday. Oh not to be picky but in roman numerals 4 is spelled as "IV," unless your spelling them out in tally the way a prisoner would on his cell wall, but that wouldn't make sense.
How was your first month of college by the way? Is art school as fun as I would imagine it? Oh, and I forgot to mention your comic, very nice your gags are very personality driven which I like. So keep 'em coming.

Your Fan,
David Spector

Michael J. Ruocco said...

Hey Dave, thanks for stopping by!

I got to meet him through the "Alumni Lecture" program here at SVA. He came in for about 2 hours showing off some of his pictures, work, comics & such using a pretty detailed Powerpoint presentation. There was a Q-&-A session near the end & before everyone left people gathered around him for autographs. I'm glad I gave him my sketchbook to draw on instead of a Mutts book or something. He asked me if I had any pets & I told him about my odd cats & drew Mooch yelling out to them. I just framed the picture & it's now on my wall next to my animation desk.

Hofstra was nice this week. The first usually is the most confusing, but we got through it in one piece.

I didn't know if '4' was 'VI' or 'IV', so I put it in tallies instead. Once I put up part 5, I'll either use the correct R.N.'s or just use numbers.

College went smoothly (more or less). I've really gotten used to life in the Apple (it's not the BIG Apple, that's a common mistake made by tourists).

& I'm glad you like the comic! I just got a 72-Prismacolor pencil set, so now I can color them. Unfortunately I discovered that I had to sharpen every single pencil in that tin, but I lived through it.

Phew!... that was a mouthful! Thanks again for the comment, Dave! These comments mean a lot to me & this blog!