Neil Numberman is a termite currently residing in New York City. Joey Fly, Private Eye is his first graphic novel, but he is also the author/illustrator of Do NOT Build a Frankenstein. Stop by his website at http://www.neilnumberman.com/.
Aaron and Neil have graciously agreed to hang around the coop all day, so if you have a question, swat--er, ask--away!
First act as Dictator for Life?
Aaron: Mandatory Friday night Fondue night!
Neil: Build Super Mario’s World!
Aaron: Draco Malfoy. So obnoxious…trying to kill Dumbledore like that…that’s not right!
What kids lit character would you like to vote off the island?
Neil: In keeping with the Harry Potter theme (because those characters are so well written) Dolores Umbridge! Man, I hated her!
Aaron: James from James and the Giant Peach. But in exchange, we dip the grasshopper in chocolate.
What kids lit character would you share your last twinkie with?
Neil: Waldo! But first I gotta find him!
Aaron: Bert and Ernie. Bath toys, fuzzy jammies, insects for pets, and no parents? Count me in!
What TV family would you like to be adopted by?
Neil: Meerkat Manor!
Aaron: Deveining shrimp. That’s poop, you know, not a “vein”!
Worst job in the universe?
Neil: Mr. Universe judge
Aaron: Video game tester.
Dream job for a day?
Marx Brothers or Three Stooges?
Aaron: Hate them both. Annoying. Submits Spongebob as third alternative.
Neil: Yeah, I’ll take Spongebob too! Not too familiar with the Marx, but no love for the Three Stooges
Aaron: A wardrobe malfunction takes them both out: Circus tiger mistakes mime’s stripes for a zebra lunch and clown is so busy laughing he swallows red rubber nose. Is that wrong?
Clown V. Mime Deathmatch. Pick your winner.
Neil: Winner: Nobody
Funniest dead person you’d like to meet?
Aaron: Benjamin Franklin. He invents libraries, bifocals, and daylight savings time, all while rocking a mullet? Seemed like a pretty funny guy to me.
Neil: Jim Henson!
Aaron: No comment, lest it incriminate a book I’ve written or will someday write.
Best use for a book shaped object? (You know, one of those things sold as books but which should never ever have been published.)