Here is a piece that ran in yesterday's Los Angeles Times... A chronicle of the rise in movie prices over the years.
And a note received:
With all due respect I wanted to point out a serious error in your cartoon on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times Business section on April 27, 2008. This is a part of the article titled "Reel Fun's Still a Real Deal." You have listed movie ticket prices for various years in the history. As an example, however, .35¢ (this is point 35 cents) is not the same as $.35 or 35¢ (the last two are the same and mean 35 cents). In fact, .35¢ is not even a Penny. You have put in the price of movie tickets as .27¢ and .69¢ for the years 1942 and 1961. I hope I have not offended you by bringing this to your attention. However, I hope that the result will be that this type of mistake will be avoided in the future.
Derek Simmons, Deputy Design Director, was great to work with....
Lou BrooksApril 29, 2008
This is America, John, and everyone is entitled to put in their .2¢ worth!!
J.D. KingApril 29, 2008
You got NAILED, Dykes!
PS: Nice drawing.
Rob DunlaveyApril 29, 2008
You're busted Dykes!
Brian StaufferApril 29, 2008
It's still a great drawing, but that's just my .2¢
Christoph HitzApril 29, 2008
It makes the point and looks spectacular on the page! Now back to bookkeeping! Did somebody got erased while buying a ticket? Darn recession ;)
David FlahertyApril 29, 2008
Learn dna live. .job Nice
Dale StephanosApril 29, 2008
Nice piece John.
Alex MurawskiApril 29, 2008
Very nice work John..... toooooo bad it's ALL WRONG!!!!!
Hal MayforthApril 29, 2008
Fan mail from some flounder? A beautiful job in spite of your decimal placement.
John DykesApril 29, 2008
The two feet peeking out from under the ticket booth might belong to the ticket booth attendant, giving me a sick sense of power and control as an illustrator, making this all worth it. Try it sometime. It just feels right.
Jim PaillotApril 29, 2008
The art is a beauty.
"... a serious error...": And I would respond,"...hey, you knew what I meant, pal". The guy is right but ...c'mon- a serious error??
Walter VasconcelosApril 29, 2008
Nice illustration John. Regards... :-)
Robert SaundersApril 30, 2008
Nice photo of the geezer on the couch, J.S.!
Who did the big illo at the top of the page?
Pay no attention to the grammar wonk for nickel-and-dimeing you...could have easily been me. Every time I see "it's" used as the posessive adjective I run screaming for the ramparts.
John DykesApril 30, 2008
Jim - the email subject was: ERROR
Back atcha, Walter!
Robert, Indeed! I been makin' some decent coin taking snapshots of couchbound folk. And, as you probably know, it's a self portrait.
And grammer! Yes - but especially spelling. It drives me knuts when I see posessive spelled with one 's'.
(Its is the possessive pronoun; it modifies a noun.)