Sunday, February 19, 2017

Best of the blog 2016

This blog launched on 2/19/08.

Every February 19, I share what I feel have been the strongest posts of the previous 12 months.

This year’s lineup:

interviews

granddaughter of the late Bill Lutz, original writer of Scooby-Doo
Mimi Broadhead, who played Ren's younger cousin in Footloose
Harry Waters, Jr., who played singer Marvin Berry in Back to the Future
Jennifer Runyon, who played a Venkman test subject in the opening scene in Ghostbusters
Fran├žoise Brun-Cottan, who voiced Tuffy/Nibbles in 1950s Tom and Jerry cartoons

speaking

speaking at Google NYC headquarters
last-minute bookings can work out great
superheroic welcomes 

publishing 

trying to interview H.F. Saint, reclusive author of 1987 novel Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Amazon's dialogue-only short story app Rapids and the value of reading on devices

miscellaneous

every Entertainment Weekly "in memoriam" cover since its 1989 launch
guess the kidlit desks contest
comic book covers with more than two hero/villain logos 
Superman/Dick Grayson team-ups
responding to writer who believes Bill Finger should not be credited for Batman
tracking down sites of iconic Vietnam War-era photographs in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 
my 1990 short story that inspired a 14-minute song
what I learned making a documentary
a post-election plea to reissue a 1949 Superman poster pitching tolerance
meet the "Flintstones" routine
Jurassic Park with elephants
visiting The Breakfast Club school

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