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Ken Burns parody of History of the Comic Strip documentary

As always, a hilarious video via The Doozies and Learn to Draw series creator Tom Gammill:

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#1 Ed Power
@ 10:54 am

LOL! That was pretty good. :)

#2 Lucas Turnbloom
@ 11:15 am


#3 Darryl Heine
@ 12:41 pm

Ken Burns is really planning a history on comic strips in 2013 for PBS?

Remember the American Masters Charles Schulz/Peanuts episode some years back?

#4 Anne Hambrock
@ 12:44 pm

I have to admit that when Tom introduced this piece at the Reuben Dinner I fell for it until the video started :-)

Wish Ken Burns was really going to do something – anyone have his number?

#5 Mark Stokes
@ 2:11 pm

Don’t attempt to watch this video at work, unless you want unwarranted attention from your co-workers for your snickers and thinly-supressed chortles. I hope R. C. Harvey loved it as much as I did!

#6 John Read
@ 2:41 pm

I asked Bob (Harvey) immediately following its screening what he thought of the short, and he told me he couldn’t hear much of it – he wears a hearing aid – but he did laugh at Jeannie Schulz using his book to crack nuts.

#7 Michael Cavna
@ 3:02 pm


Indeed, I have Ken’s number, even going so far as to write him this “open letter” after he and I chatted in D.C. last year: .

* The official reply: Although Mr. Burns enjoyed the piece, his film docket is booked for many years.

If only we could get Tom to make a *real* film. Gammill? Gammill??…


#8 Vince
@ 7:54 am

Haha, Great!

#9 Shane Davis
@ 11:55 am

“…but a fight broke out, over the word ‘chiaroscuro’ and shots were fired.”

Laugh my butt off, that’s the funniest piece of writing I’ve seen in long time! LOL!!

Tom, you are a wizard, sir.

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