Here's a detail from my Toon Club entry for the week. The topic, chosen by Mr. Jed Henry, was "If Monkeys Ruled the World." As you probably guess from the name of my blog, I have a love of all things monkey. I love Planet of the Apes, I love Tarzan, I love MONKEYS!!!
I think I got too excited, because I started thinking of all these ideas to draw, and they weren't really that focused. I just wanted to draw some monkeys.
So, I was explaining to my loyal pal, Joe Fowler, that my concept was to have humans and monkeys reversing roles... (i.e., monkeys doing scientific tests on humans, monkeys training humans to appear as extras in films...)
Joe had what I consider a genius thought. Make a Monkey Organ Grinder with a dancing human.
The only thing I changed from the original concept Joe gave me was that Joe thought it would be funny if the human was standing on the organ grinder, and I felt too much compassion for the monkey to do that. Anyway, it was a prime example of brainstorming with trusted, talented peers to find the best solution for a gag.
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