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21 Questions: Gary Markstein

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  1. Who is your favorite literary character?

    Kingsfield from “The Paper Chase.” “Mister Haaarrrtttt…” I love that.

  2. If you could make a cameo appearance in a show, what show would it be?

    Ru Paul’s Drag Race

  3. What is your greatest fear?

    Not being able to fill out this questionnaire correctly.

  4. One thing you could eat for the rest of your life?

    Salmon. Lots of salmon. Sans mercury.

  5. Favorite movie? Worst movie?

    Favorite: “The Natural.”

    Worst: “The English Patient.” haven’t seen it, but I remember a Seinfeld episode where Elaine hated it.

  6. If you could come back as a historical figure/anyone, who would it be?

    That unknown guy wearing a red shirt in the original Star Trek who always gets it when the crew lands on a planet. Hey, you asked...

  7. Last text message I sent...

    “The daily strips are on their way. I just haven’t drawn them yet.”

  8. What is your motto?

    “A rolling pancake gathers no syrup.” (No idea what that means, but I like it)

  9. What song do you have on repeat?

    “Let’s Do It Again” by the Staple Singers.

  10. Ultimate vacation?

    On the beach, any beach. With a pina colada. And sunscreen.

  11. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

    Getting halfway done with these questions.

  12. What is your favorite cartoon/comic character?

    Peter, from that wildly great comic strip, “Daddy’s Home.” (What did you expect?)

  13. If you weren't drawing, what would you be doing?

    Resting my drawing hand.

  14. My biggest pet peeve is...

    Spelling words inncorectly.

  15. Who do you admire/who is your role model?

    I admire my kids for putting up with my long hair.

  16. When was the last time you laughed really hard?

    Remember that scene from “This is Spinal Tap” when the band has to go on tour with the little Stonehenge? That part.

  17. One thing you couldn’t live without?

    Food and water

  18. Guilty pleasure?

    Motorcycling when I should be working.

  19. What is your greatest extravagance?

    See above.

  20. The best advice you've ever gotten?

    Have a backup career in case the cartooning gig doesn’t work out... Thanks, Dad.

  21. I know it's weird but I think...

    ...about the time I sang “My Girl” on stage with the Temptations. I’m probably not answering this question correctly, but I don’t care. I just wanted to share this cool true story.

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