mike fontanelli

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Cartoonist
Location LA, California, United States
Introduction I like old cars, old records, old cartoons, old illustrators, old toys, old friends, and young Latin women - not necessarily in that order; PLUS - the following MODERN geniuses: John K, Bruce Timm, Jim Smith, Eddie Fitzgerald, Lynne Naylor, Bill Wray, Katie Rice, Marlo Meekins, Vincent Waller and Bob Camp. I don't like hip-hop or anyone who does. (Sorry, hipsters.)
Interests Old Brooklyn, Dogs, Baseball, Space Age furniture and fashion, POGO by Walt Kelly, LI'L ABNER by Al Capp, Milt Gross, Bob Clampett, Harvey Kurtzman & MAD, Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, POPEYE (EC Segar or Max Fleischer), Sokol, Dedini, Hirschfeld, KRAZY KAT by George Herriman, Ronald Searle, Will Eisner, Cliff Sterrett, ...and their only modern equivalent: The REN & STIMPY Show
Favorite Movies Dr STRANGELOVE, DUCK SOUP, SHERLOCK Jr, IT'S A GIFT, SONS Of The DESERT, MODERN TIMES, BRIDE Of FRANKENSTEIN, WHY WORRY?, TWENTIETH CENTURY, The MALTESE FALCON, The SWEET SMELL Of SUCCESS, The Coen Bros., The GOOD The BAD & The UGLY, ARSENIC & OLD LACE, The Three Stooges, TV: The HONEYMOONERS, BILKO, Sid Caesar, Ernie Kovacs, MONTY PYTHON & FAWLTY TOWERS...
Favorite Music Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Slim Gaillard, Billie Holiday, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Spike Jones & His City Slickers, Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5, The Raymond Scott Quintette, Louis Prima, BB King, Johnny Cash & The Tennessee 3, ELVIS (Presley or Costello), Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Wagner, Rossini, Tchaikovsky...
Favorite Books CATCH-22 by Heller, PG Wodehouse, HL Mencken, BONFIRE Of The VANITIES by Wolfe, LOLITA by Nabokov, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, WS Gilbert, Lewis Carroll, HUCKLEBERRY FINN, The LOVED ONE by Waugh, DRACULA by Stoker, HP Lovecraft, Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, The KILLER INSIDE ME by Jim Thompson, A HAND IN SPORT by Willard Mullin, SJ Perelman, Woody Allen, Christopher Hitchens...