Still on hiatus from the sequential art. Thanks one and all for your patience during the break…
It is hard to believe that this year marks the 30th anniversary of (the now classic) sci-fi adventure Back To The Future–one of our all-time favorites.
We were just little runts although many of you were nowhere near being born when Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit & Forrest Gump) paired with the likes of Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg. The film not only changed the way we looked at DeLoreans, orange puffed vests and Huey Lewis, it also planted a little seed in our brains like several little seeds that had come before and after (H.G. Wells, Octavia Butler) that would grow overtime into an undying affinity for masterful stories with good doses of sci-fi and lots of heart.
We absolutely love backstories of inspiration and found this tidbit from writer Bob Gale (to EmpireOnline) quite wonderful: “I was back in St. Louis, Missouri, visiting my parents. Searching around in the basement, I found my father’s high-school yearbook. I’m thumbing through it and I found out my father was president of his graduating class. I didn’t know this. I thought about the president of my graduating class as someone I had nothing to do with. I was head of the Student Committee To Abolish Student Government. So I thought, “Gee, if I went to high school with my dad, would I have been friends with him?” So that was the idea I came back to Los Angeles with.”
And you guessed it. Today’s message is to pursue INSPIRATION: Seek it high and low, and sometimes it comes to you when you aren’t looking for it at all. Inspiration definitely gives you something to look forward to when the occasional wackiness of life makes it unclear.
Which bring us to this week’s illustration by the unstoppable force that is JM Tolman. Inspired by Back to the Future, here’s Sam McFly and ‘Doc’ Carey and that magnificent DeLorean inspired and off to their next adventure.
Thanks for reading guys! And thanks as always for your support!
- Team FF -