Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The story so far - part 1


This blog is to chart the progress of 'Mad Tom's Farm', a proposed animated television project that has been in nebulous development for over 10 years, on and off!

It all began back in about 1990 or 1991 with an idea for a daily newspaper strip with my creative counterpart Gordon Fraser. We decided a farm might be funny and so 'The Funny Farm' was born! (You can see what we did there right?)

We produced about 30 strips and managed to pursuade our local newspaper, the Hartlepool Mail to publish it. It ran for about 18 months, until a new editor arrived who didn't understand it, thought it wasn't funny and decided to can it. We also managed to get some strips published in a short-lived sunday paper, which folded at roughly the same time as our cancellation in the Hartlepool Mail.

Despondant and dejected the future looked uncertain for myself, Gordon and the strip we loved...

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