A recent day-job business trip took me to Santa Monica, California, which just happened to be near where John Sanford of “Chippy and Loopus” and the most excellent Comics Coast to Coast lives.  So we took that opportunity to meet for dinner and I was happy to meet a fellow cartoonist, art lover, podcaster and guy with less hair than me.  We then got some coffee and took a walk along the 3rd Street Promenade, which is essentially an outdoor mall with all sorts of high end stores, and, as you’ll discover when you listen, homeless people.  Listen as we tell the nice lady we don’t have any money to help her pay for CPR lessons around the corner, and also as we discuss Empire Magazines recent article, “The 50 Greatest Animated Movie Characters” list. Lists like these are always fun for some lively debate, and John didn’t let me down. (I had no idea he had it out for Wall-E.)  We also talk animated film in general, as John is a story artist at “Dreamworks” and directed films over at Disney. Ever wonder how much Eddie Murphy ad-libs his lines? Now’s your chance to find out!

Hope you enjoy our little walk through Santa Monica!