Harry Shearer To Return To "The Simpsons"
When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, make lemonade. In the case of CO2 Comics, it’s more like sparkling ginger ale.
CO2 is a small comics publisher that, I confess, I never paid much attention to until a rather confusing e-mail landed in my in-box. Turns out they are serializing a 1980s graphic novel, The World of Ginger Fox, online, and suddenly they were getting lots of hits. The reason? Apparently there is a real Ginger Fox:
Nickelodeon’s Ginger Fox, played by actress Ginger Rosselin Cynthia Fox, is a washed-up pop star trying to make a comeback. Her exploits were featured in an episode titled “iFix A Popstar” on the popular television show iCarly that stars Miranda Cosgrove as Carly.
There’s a video, too, a parody of Britney Spears, and youngsters searching for that online have been running into the other, earlier Ginger Fox. Who actually seems like a pretty good role model, if the 12 pages of her comic that are up on the site are any indication; within a couple of pages, she has terrified the executives of a major movie studio, issued scathing critiques of all the work in progress, and taken on a killer kung fu cult, all without dislodging a hair from her exuberant 80s bouffant. The ostensible purpose of the press release is to advise parents of the potential for error — Ginger Fox is listed as an adult comic, although it looks pretty PG to me. It’s hard to imagine the teeny-boppers sticking around to be corrupted, but for those of us who are old enough to remember the ’80s, it’s kind of awesome. Well played, CO2!