History Creator / MarkEvanier

20th Apr '17 7:02:36 PM Jeduthun
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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Several of his scripts involve characters who hate Cole Slaw, something of a CreatorThumbprint since Evanier himself has a dislike for the food (practically to the level of SitcomArchNemesis on [[http://www.newsfromme.com/2013/12/05/e-mailbox/ his blog]]).
10th Feb '17 5:39:43 PM Jeduthun
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* PoesLaw: A series of [[http://www.newsfromme.com/writings/the-dick-van-dyke-show-comic-book/ fake cover art]] for comic books supposedly based on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' got picked up and listed as genuine on several online archives until Evanier fessed up.
31st Jan '17 4:33:21 AM NWolfman
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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some of his TV scripts in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by MoralGuardians to include this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications of groupthink. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some One of his TV scripts favorite tropes to satirize. Early in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by his career, MoralGuardians to include forced this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications moral into all of groupthink.his scripts despite his criticism that it [[UnfortunateImplications encouraged groupthink]]. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
5th Oct '15 5:55:09 PM mlsmithca
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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: On one of the variety shows where Evanier worked as head writer, he realized he could ask the producers for anything and they would get it for the show-- so he [[RefugeInAudacity wrote a sketch that called for a live elephant]]. The joke was meant to be that an {{infomercial}} advertiser [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom didn't notice an elephant in his studio]], but it got even funnier when the elephant decided to... Just go read it [[http://www.newsfromme.com/pov/col226/ here]].

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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: On one of the variety shows where In his capacity as head writer for ''Series/PinkLadyAndJeff'', Evanier worked as head writer, he realized he could ask the producers for anything and they would get it for the show-- show -- so he [[RefugeInAudacity wrote a sketch that called for a live elephant]]. The joke was meant to be that an {{infomercial}} advertiser played by Jeff Altman [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom didn't notice an elephant in his studio]], but it got even funnier when the elephant decided to... Just go read it [[http://www.newsfromme.com/pov/col226/ here]].


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6th Jul '14 9:32:55 AM Jeduthun
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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) who he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, and was partly responsible for her first EmmyAward nomination. Additionally, he often posts obits of a lot of lesser known comic creators and Hollywood actors, writer and producers that often get completely overlooked in the mainstream. Sadly, his obits were so good and so frequent as The Golden Age population began dying out, his website has often been mis-identified as a "Obituary Site." For this reason, he is in high demand to host panels at [[FanConvention San Diego Comic Con]], especially relating to the GoldenAge of comics. He hosts well over a dozen every year.

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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]].ME]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) who whom he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, and was partly responsible for her first EmmyAward nomination.

Additionally, he often posts obits of a lot of lesser known comic creators and Hollywood actors, writer and producers that often get completely overlooked in the mainstream. Sadly, his obits were so good and so frequent as The Golden Age population began dying out, his website has often been mis-identified as a "Obituary Site." For this reason, he is in high demand to host panels at [[FanConvention San Diego Comic Con]], especially relating to the GoldenAge of comics. He hosts well over a dozen every year.
4th Jun '14 8:05:45 AM Jeduthun
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* TheScrappy: [[invoked]] {{Deconstructed}} in his blog series [[http://www.newsfromme.com/writings/scrappy-days/ Scrappy Days]], in which he explains how the character of Scrappy-Doo came to be.
15th May '14 7:26:43 PM PaulA
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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some of his TV scripts in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by MoralGuardians to include this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications of groupthink. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' (an excerpt of his explanation for why these characters exist is the quote on this trope's page).

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some of his TV scripts in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by MoralGuardians to include this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications of groupthink. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' (an excerpt of his explanation for why these characters exist is the quote on this trope's page).''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
14th May '14 7:54:37 PM Jeduthun
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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) who he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). Additionally, he often posts obits of a lot of lesser known comic creators and Hollywood actors, writer and producers that often get completely overlooked in the mainstream. Sadly, his obits were so good and so frequent as The Golden Age population began dying out, his website has often been mis-identified as a "Obituary Site." For this reason, he is in high demand to host panels at [[FanConvention San Diego Comic Con]], especially relating to the GoldenAge of comics. He hosts well over a dozen every year.

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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) who he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). He's also an unabashed fan of Creator/JuneForay, whom he cast in several of his shows, and was partly responsible for her first EmmyAward nomination. Additionally, he often posts obits of a lot of lesser known comic creators and Hollywood actors, writer and producers that often get completely overlooked in the mainstream. Sadly, his obits were so good and so frequent as The Golden Age population began dying out, his website has often been mis-identified as a "Obituary Site." For this reason, he is in high demand to host panels at [[FanConvention San Diego Comic Con]], especially relating to the GoldenAge of comics. He hosts well over a dozen every year.



* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some of his TV scripts in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by MoralGuardians to include this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications of groupthink. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' (an excerpt of his explanation for why these characters exist is the quote on this trope's page).



* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some of his TV scripts in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by MoralGuardians to include this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications of groupthink. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' (an excerpt of his explanation for why these characters exist is the quote on this trope's page).
20th Mar '14 9:06:16 PM Jeduthun
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In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''.

In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.

Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]].

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In comics he is the co-writer (with Creator/SergioAragones) of ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', and co-creator of ''[=The DNAgents=]'' and ''Crossfire''. He has written a well-regarded run on ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''.

''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}''. In his early years in comics, he worked as a production assistant for Creator/JackKirby, of whom he has published a biography.

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Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]].
Me]]. His website is chock full of bits of show biz and comic history often not documented anywhere else. Particularly of Creator/JackKirby (his mentor) who he wrote an exhaustive book about, and the classic comedy ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' (he had a hand in the recent restorative blu-ray release). Additionally, he often posts obits of a lot of lesser known comic creators and Hollywood actors, writer and producers that often get completely overlooked in the mainstream. Sadly, his obits were so good and so frequent as The Golden Age population began dying out, his website has often been mis-identified as a "Obituary Site." For this reason, he is in high demand to host panels at [[FanConvention San Diego Comic Con]], especially relating to the GoldenAge of comics. He hosts well over a dozen every year.



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!! Tropes present in his work:

* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: On one of the variety shows where Evanier worked as head writer, he realized he could ask the producers for anything and they would get it for the show-- so he [[RefugeInAudacity wrote a sketch that called for a live elephant]]. The joke was meant to be that an {{infomercial}} advertiser [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom didn't notice an elephant in his studio]], but it got even funnier when the elephant decided to... Just go read it [[http://www.newsfromme.com/pov/col226/ here]].
* StylisticSuck: As related in [[http://www.newsfromme.com/pov/col198-2/ this column]], he wrote a script for an AnimatedAdaptation of the children's book "Mama Don't Allow." The story is about a bad saxophone player, which caused difficulty when the professional saxophonist they hired for the part had a very hard time playing badly enough.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: {{Defied}}. In some of his TV scripts in TheEighties, Evanier was forced by MoralGuardians to include this {{Aesop}}, which he hated due to its UnfortunateImplications of groupthink. When he had more creative control over his scripts, he took every opportunity to parody it devastatingly. The best example of this would be "The Buddy Bears" from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' (an excerpt of his explanation for why these characters exist is the quote on this trope's page).
20th Mar '14 8:39:44 PM Jeduthun
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Evanier's website [[http://www.povonline.com/ POV Online]] is a treasury of fascinating bits of entertainment history, and he writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]].

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Evanier's website [[http://www.povonline.com/ POV Online]] is a treasury of fascinating bits of entertainment history, and he Evanier writes a popular blog entitled [[http://www.newsfromme.com/ News From Me]].
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