Friday, April 18, 2008
I'm delighted to inform our readers that we will be creating exclusive cricket spoofs for Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders official web site.
Among the content we're creating for them :
read that here.
The comics page also has another cool strip called IPL TV, written and drawn by Ravi Abburi. You'll enjoy those too.
Hope you enjoy them. We will be posting content there every week, so keep visiting if you enjoy the Son of Bosey brand of humour.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
With Hollywood gung-ho about making films based on comics (since they're easier than coming up with original material), comic fans eagerly lap up information about what films they can expect to see after upcoming blockbusters such as 'Iron Man', 'Watchmen' and 'The Incredible Hulk'.
One of the more unusual projects that has been announced is a multimillion dollar extravaganza based on the comic 'Henry', created by Carl Anderson, and later drawn by Don Trachte. In a casting coup, the producers have signed on an ideal candidate to play the bald headed protagonist – none other than former tennis star Andre Agassi!
|Andre Agassi blows kisses to the crowd, thrilled that his head is shaped eerily like that of Henry, a crucial factor in his landing the coveted role.|
“I'm delighted to be playing Henry, as I've always wanted to be in a comic book movie!”, beamed a delighted Agassi. “And, unlike Nicolas Cage, at least I look like the character I want to play!”, he added. Agassi was also reportedly delighted with the ease of the script he needed to memorize, which consisted mostly of '?', '!', and various combinations of the two, such as '???!?'.
Sources have revealed that the film will basically be a non-stop barrage of lame jokes built around umbrellas, walking sticks, cats, prams, and food articles (especially bakery items).
“Henry? Wasn't that the random, blade comic that used to appear at the back of 'Phantom' and 'Mandrake' ?”, asked world renowned wildlife photographer S.U.Saravanakumar, right on the button as usual. “Well, there is a striking resemblance, so I guess Agassi is a good fit. What a pity Kulbooshan Karbandha is too old!”, he signed off.
While the casting of Henry has gone like a shot, there is much confusion over who will play his girlfriend Henrietta. Among names being discussed are Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, and reasonably enough, Agassi himself in a blond wig. Aishwarya Rai, it has been learned, has refused the role, since she was too busy making Pav-Bhaaji for her in-laws.
For the role of the dog, producers are apparently considering names such as the Hutch Pug, and the random mongrel who has a cameo in that Sam Anderson movie.
|Agassi, in true sportsmanlike fashion, consoles a dejected james Blake, who narrowly missed out on the role of Henry for being too tall. Among other potential candidates to lose out were Thierry Henry (too dark), Kulbooshan Karbandha (too old), Telly Savalas (too dead), and Slash (too hairy)|
“Why Henry? Why doesn't anyone make a movie on Garth? Or Mike Nomad? Or Kerry Drake? Or Rip Kirby?”, rattled an agitated Arun Narasimhan, in a rare instance of vague-comic-book-hero- name-dropping. He also then proceeded to demonstrate his deep knowledge of equally vague cricketers, muttering “Kailash Gattani. Gopal Sharma. Raju Kulkarni” under his breath as he walked away.
“I'd like to see a movie on Bahadur!”, said a nostalgic Ravi George Mathew. “What a pity Danny Denzongpa is too old!”, he added, inadvertently providing some mild succour to Kulbooshan Karbandha loyalists reading this article.
Thankfully, no one has yet has given Hollywood the idea of making films based on the Lijjat Pappad Bunny. Oops. Our bad.
Fashion houses are scrambling to meet an expected surge in demand for red t-shirts and black shorts. “Hooray! I just love guys wearing red-T-shirts and black shorts”, said a visibly excited Mansi Gandhi, shortly before being kidnapped by former Fijian rebel George Speight. Or was it some cop from Bermuda? We're not quite sure.
However, on a sadder note, it has been learned that Agassi, regardless of his performance, will not be in the running for any major 'Best Actor' awards, as all of those have been already given to Shah Rukh Khan for his scintillating performance in pretending to be interested in cricket.