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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)