Episode #96: Author, Theodore Carter & Russell, THE Chilean Sea Blob
After Jelly's string of reverse sponsorships, Tim and Jelly interview DC author, Theodore Carter who wrote The Life Story of a Chilean Sea Blob and Other Matters of Importance (Queen's Ferry Press). This collection os short stories is full of imaginative tales. Theodore enlightens us on writing as a discipline, intense patience and his decision to work with a publisher. We also learn about Theodore's upcoming novel, Stealing the Scream. Inspired by the theft of Edward Munch's, The Scream, will be out in 2015 and published by the amazing,Aqueous Books. Are you weird like us? Then, you will love both of these books.
Theodore got some publicity from Washington City Paper in 2012 when he and the Chilean Sea Blob that inspired him, invaded DC as a guerilla marketing campaign for the book. Success was achieved with attention by City paper's Art Desk as well as the head buyer at Politics and Prose.
Tim and Jelly surprise Theodore with the appearance of Russell, THE Chilean Sea Blob that inspired his book's title. Russell's taste of fame from the City Paper article got him hooked on performing. He and Theodore drifted apart after their publicity stunt and Russell found himself off the coast of the U.K. entertaining four guys on a deep sea drilling rig. His performance got picked up by Fox News and left him desiring a full-time gig at Sea World.
Convinced that Theodore Carter's success as an author can help him achieve his dreams, Russell, The Chilean Sea Blob works out his past and his future on The JellyVision Show.
"Sea World is the Las Vegas of the aquatic entertainment world"--Russell, The Chilean Sea Blob
"Fish are the worst audience. They can't clap. All they do is mouth "wha wha wha". --Russell, The Chilean Sea Blob
"SpongeBob has jumped the shark" -Russell, the Chilean Sea Blob
"What happens in Malaysia with sea cucumbers, stays in Malaysia." - Russell, the Chilean Sea Blob