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Lost‘s Michael Emerson, Krazy Kat and a nursery rhyme

Michael Emerson's Krazy Kat illustration

Michael Emerson's Krazy Kat illustration

This has only the thinnest of connections to comics, but I’m such a fan of actor Michael Emerson and his creepy-funny portrayal of Bejamin Linus on ABC’s Lost that I’ll make the leap.

In an appearance Thursday on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, it was revealed the Emmy Award-winning actor had been a free-lance artist in the 1970s and ’80s, working for The Boston Globe. Among his illustrations was the one shown at right, for an article about “a guy who was haunted in his dreams by the comic-strip character Krazy Kat.”

See? There is a comics connection.

Better still, but completely unrelated to comics, is Emerson’s dramatic rendition of the nursery rhyme “Little Boy Blue,” which you can see in the video after the break.

As an aside: Isn’t Jimmy Fallon just a terrible, terrible talk-show host? Wow.

(via TV Squad)



Fallon sucks alright, but Michael Emerson is awesome…

Lost was great before Ben Linus was introduced, but now I can’t even imagine the show without him. Shamefully that he hasn’t won an Emmy yet.

Emerson could creep me out reading a nursery rhyme, or even the phone book! And he’s one helluva artist too… Who knew? The trippy pumpkin drawing they had on the show was really cool too.

Oh, and it’s OK to talk Lost here… The show’s certainly been influenced by them, we’ve seen a couple on the show, and there was that hilarious Superman Vs. Flash debate between Charlie and Hurley two seasons back.

Not to mention Damon Lindelof being one of the show runners and co-creators, plus the amazing Brian K. Vaughan on the show’s writing staff. Both Paul Dini and Jeph Loeb put in some time on the show too.

By “them” I meant comics, of course. :-)

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