5. A Space Car Thingy with a Strong Desire To Know Something
2. The Gladys Kravitz*
1. The Mars Dart
*The nosy neighbor across the street on Bewitched.
We’ve used the Verne’s-shell-is-bigger-on-the-inside-than-on-the-outside-thing-sparingly-over the years. It’s a well worn visual gag – from Dr. Who’s Tardis to Snoopy’s Dog House to many Looney Tunes cartoons.
It’s funny, which is why it persists. But it’s easy.
Having said that, I do wonder what wonders Verne has in that shell. Generally, this joke is down off-screen in the reader/viewers imagination. But what if went inside and showed you?
I’m not sure it’s worthwhile. Maybe it needs a twist.
What do you think?
Cul de Sac is a wonderful relatively new comic by Richard Thompson that we’ve been fortunate enough to animate at RingTales. It’s like Peanuts before Snoopy started selling life insurance. It’s charming and poignant and really, really funny. We used a mix of children and adult actors to voice the kids. See if you can tell which is which.
There are five up so far. Just search Cul de Sac at babelgum.com