Saturday, May 26, 2007

Writers Sometimes Enjoy Cartoons

We now return to our longest running yet somehow wildly unpopular regular feature: asking famous writers which cartoons, comic strips, or comic books they enjoyed as youngsters. Today's interviewee is novelist Sheri Joseph. "At a certain age I was obsessed with Speed Racer and Underdog," Ms. Joseph tells us, "both of which my mother deemed too violent, or dark, or something, so they became all the more appealing because I had to watch them in secret. My first crushes were on Speed Racer, Underdog, and also that Disney cartoon fox version of Robin Hood. He was hot!" And on that note, we bring to a close another installment of our controversial look at writers and the cartoons that move them.