|Cerebus #107 (February 1988)|
Art by Dave Sim & Gerhard
(from Charles Brownstein's Feature, 1997)
...The whole point of getting Cerebus to the moon to talk to God - or listen to God - was to impart a lot of information in a hurry. If you want a character to impart a lot of information in a hurry, Mel Brookes is not your man. I needed a monologist. I didn't have to think too long before I came up with Lou Jacobi as the Judge in the film adaptation of Jules Feiffer's Little Murders play. It was an interesting process, trying to come up with someone approximating an omniscient figure for the end of Church & State... I must've replayed my videotape of his monologue in Little Murders a hundred times to get the inflection, the rhythm, the phrasing - and then having to add my own dialogue in, using Lou Jacobi's gestures and expressions and Jules Feiffer's run-on sentences...