Roger, Jessica, the Octopus bartender, the penguin waiters, the gorilla bouncer, a frog playing a saxophone, a magpie playing a bass, another frog playing a trombone, yet ANOTHER frog playing a trumpet (who knew frogs had such musical talent), shoes dancing, and notes flying around hither and yon.
Just another night of wild hilarity at Toontown's hottest jazz joint.
you're gonna be in Boston this Thursday night, come by the Workbar in
Cambridge at 45 Prospect Street. I'll be there from 6-7:30 P.M. as part
of the Beer and Learn series. I'll be talking about creating Roger
Rabbit, selling the book to the movies, and working with Disney and
Spielberg to turn the book into the movie.
also be selling real, PRINTED copies of my latest books, The Late Great
Show!, Typical Day, and yes, you're reading this right, PRINTED COPIES
OF WHO WACKED ROGER RABBIT!!!!!
Admission is free. And so is the beer!!!! The event's being sponsored by a popcorn company so snacks are on the house, too.
Come on by, say Hi, have a FREE BEER, learn something, and buy a Wolf book.
Talented animation artist Jacques Muller makes drawing Roger Rabbit look soooo easy! Believe me, it's not.
Check out what Jacques did with the cover and the characters in my new novel Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? And while your there, contribute to the arts. Buy the book. Jacques gets a royalty on every copy sold. It's your way of saying thanks for all the many chuckles animators have given you through the years.
I spent a lot of time with Bob Hoskins when he came to Massachusetts to film Mermaids with Cher and Winona Ryder.
At the time, I was writing a movie about the love affair between a Boston Celtic basketball player and a dancer with the Boston Ballet. (A movie which, ironically, is just now going into production.) So I was spending time hanging around with the Larry Bird-era Celtics and the Boston Ballet. Bob, a true Renaissance man, was into both.
Bob came with me to Hellenic College, a Greek Orthodox College outside Boston, where the Celtics had set up their practice facility. He also went with me to the temporary practice studios the Ballet had set up in Newton while their Boston facilities were being renovated. We joked about which was worse. Bob's jump shot or my jeté.
We went to a couple of Celtics games together and one ballet. Bob went backstage after the ballet and greeted the dancers most of whom were Roger Rabbit fans and were thrilled to meet him.
Bob was a kind, gracious, funny, unpretentious, and altogether wonderful human being. The most down-to-Earth movie star I have ever met.
On his last day in Boston, as a going away gift, I gave Bob a Henley Roger Rabbit shirt like this one.
So long, Bob. You were, are, and always will be my Eddie Valiant.