I’ve met some people. Some of them you might have heard of. It was kind of cool, but only my brief conversation with Dean Smith back in 1998 and my one interview with Dale Murphy in 2007 ever kind of brought out the fan in me. I kept it hidden then, because that’s what you did. But yeah. That was cool meeting those guys.
Today, though? Oh, man. I want to shout it from the digital rooftop! I was re-tweeted by one of my creative heroes, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh! Strike up the band and call off the dogs, ‘cause there ain’t no stoppin’ me now!
You know … whatevs.
Here’s a screen grab.
Wait … who?
OK … so, unless you have a kid in elementary school, you probably don’t know Swampy Marsh or his creative partner, Dan Povenmire. They created Phineas and Ferb. Which is a pretty good Disney show. My kids like it, anyway.*
Incidentally, my tweeted question (and it WAS a legitimate question), was a play on this song from the episode Magic Carpet Ride. It’s very cool that Marsh, who’s great about responding to fans on Twitter, knew exactly the right answer. And why are these cartoonists my creative heroes? Because they’re more than just cartoonists, and they are damn talented. And because they demonstrated rare perseverance waiting for their creation to get the platform it deserved (read the Wiki entry on the show for details). And because I wish I could do that.
Aren’t I a little old to be this enamored with a cartoon? Yes. Yes, I am.