Happy Star Wars Day. Unfortunately, a giant shadow looms over this one with Peter Mayhew, the big boy behind Chewbacca, passing away on Thursday. In addition to giving shape to one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters, Mayhew had a reputation as being one of the most fan-friendly Star Wars actors. Thanks for being a great guy as well as a great Wookie, Peter. Rest in Peace.
Use the Force, Chucky
In science fiction / horror crossover news, Mark Hamill has been announced as the new voice of Chucky the killer cyberdoll. Apparently the original Good Guy moppet from Childs Play 1, 2, 3, et al, has been upgraded to some kind of AI-powered apparatus (thanks, Cyberdyne), so it’s only fitting to plug spaceman Hamill into the voice box. Unfortunately, due to Imperial Copyright Law, we are unlikely to see a scene like this:
Today is Star Wars Day, which means a special Star Wars episode of Grinsane awaits your perusal.
April was a suitably foolish month featuring seven Grinsane cartoons including one on the first Friday the 13th of 2018 (the next, and final one, is in July). To horror fans, Friday the 13th is becoming something of a mini Halloween, an island on the calendar en route to October when folks like me can finally start hanging rubber bats in the trees. My social media feeds were filled with countless images of Jason and other spooky stuff. It was quite lovely.
Incidentally, the Friday the 13th cartoon generated some online controversy, as several readers on Facebook felt that my Michael Myers looked like a Vegeta with an alien mask. I’ll admit, I had to look up Vegeta. I’m old, you know. Well, I guess Dragonball Z is kind of old now too. I also like to draw wild hair. Have you seen today’s cartoon yet?
One final announcement: Grinsane will now be updating once a week on Fridays (along with the occasional holiday special). Life demands less time in my cartoon dungeon and more in the *gulp* real world, so that’s where it’s at right now *sigh*. Please visit on Fridays for crazy cartoonery, and if you really want to stay in the loop, subscribe!
Enough words. Time to give this whole Star Wars thing the reverence it deserves. Click the droid with the purple pimp hat.