So far, I have been enjoying the Adventures of Business Cat a great deal, possibly more than is appropriate for an adult human. (All of these are from the webcomic Happy Jar)
UPDATE: Now with more Business.
YES ALL THE BUSINESS CAT STRIPS IN ONE PLACE
One of Donaldson’s longtime followers is Alex Baze, head writer and producer for Late Night With Seth Meyers. Last fall, when Baze began hiring for the writers’ room in anticipation of a February premiere, he had the notion of looking beyond the piles of packets coming from managers and agents and scouting for raw talent on Twitter. “If I go to somebody’s Twitter, I can see what he’s been doing the last two years — you get a much more complete sense of how he writes,” he says. “It’s like you get to flip through somebody’s comedy notebook.”
Seth Meyers felt the same way. “Twitter has democratized the process,” says Meyers. “We used to look at smaller samples, now you can look back and see what a person thought was funny for the past calendar year.”
At any given time, Baze keeps a running list of his top 20 favorite tweeters. Last fall, he had @TheNardvark in the top three. Meyers and producer Mike Shoemaker began following the account, too, and the three quickly decided to bring Donaldson in for an interview.
“We never stopped to wonder where he was from or what he was doing,” says Meyers. “He just made us laugh.”
Love this story. Mainly, because he’s from my hometown. But it’s a great tale.