RIP Russell Johnson
January 16th, 2014

RIP Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson, AKA The Professor from “Gilligan’s Island” passed away today. Unlike a lot of the celebrities that I’ve idolized, I actually got to meet Russell, or “R.J.” as he called himself on a couple of occasions. Once was at a “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ convention where he explained to Rex Reason what a bong was. Years later, I was able to convince him to write the forward to my fourth Melonpool collection, “Castaway” which I consider to be the high point of my cartooning career.

Today we lost a great man. If some medium isn’t able to make contact with you up there, I’m Bob Denver has something to do with it.

Discussion (5)¬

  1. avatar Marcus says:

    Great story and a wonderful explanation to the Castaway storyline as it does make a bit of sense behind your reasoning for doing it in the first place.

    Now I wonder if this is the start of Melonpool’s return ?

    I ask this because it has almost been a year since the last update. :(

  2. avatar Someoldguy says:

    These was a great comic. Please give it a rebirth. Too many of the really great and innovative comics are becoming abandoned sites.

  3. avatar Steve Troop says:

    I keep thinking of bringing back Melonpool or another strip. Maybe sooner than later.

  4. I’d be very happy to see Mayberry return.