Weaselmania — catch it!
Any regular First Arkansas News reader knows that we’ve been working hard on a new series over the past few weeks.
That series — a collection of Lum and Abner comic strips — launched in full over the weekend and we will post a new strip every Sunday. Yes, putting together such a project takes a lot of work but it’s all worth it if our readers enjoy the result of all that labor. If you haven’t taken a look at that series yet, simply click the “Lum and Abner” link in the black bar at the top of this page (or just click here to access the page) and you’ll get to see the result of a lot of hours of hard work. Enjoy it and tell your friends.
Now that the Lum and Abner project has launched, it’s time to relax a bit, right?
Nope. We’re not resting for a second. In fact, we’ve got another series under production as we speak — a bit of modern audio theater called The Super Weasel Lawyer Team. It’s only natural that First Arkansas News would get involved in a project like that — we spend a lot of time posting old time radio shows, writing about them and helping develop a comic strip about Lum and Abner, so why not produce a show of our own?
And that, folks, is exactly what The Super Weasel Lawyer Team is — a program in the old time radio format (more or less) that will be posted regularly here and distributed on iTunes. What is The Super Weasel Lawyer Team? A show about a bunch of scheming lawyers who spend the typical episode plotting in their offices in the Strip Mall of Justice. Funny stuff? We hope so.
The first episode is complete and we’ll post that in a couple of weeks. First Arkansas News owner Ethan C. Nobles came up with the concept for the series, edits the audio for the individual programs and wrote and recorded the music for the project. Edwin Smith — a contributor here at First Arkansas News — developed the characters and has provided the scripts and stories for the first three episodes. A bunch of enthusiastic actors from the Royal Theater in Benton, Ark., have signed on as voice actors for the series.
We plan to post the first two episodes in the series on July 2 and then add programs on a regular basis after that date. Expect us to hype up the series between now and July 2 in hopes of fanning the flames of the Weaselmania we’re sure will grip the nation once the series is in full swing.
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.