Cthulhu Barbie…

…Because this is exactly the kind of thing television needs.

Cthulhu Barbie

Ideas are curious creatures, flitting about near invisible taunting just out of reach anyone that could really use it.And are just as likely to sink their fangs deep into someone who wasn’t paying any attention and now has to deal with idea guts splattered all over the back of their leg and palm.My unexpected idea bite came in the form of none other than a Cthulhu Barbie (hence the title of the post).
Now what follows is the long, meandering explanation for how I went about creating this monster and maybe I’ll figure out why as I go. Crazier shit’s happened.
It began, as it oddly rarely does, with a simple photoshop project (okay technically it began when my husband and I were looking at the weird collector Barbie doll options at Toys R Us, but that doesn’t come with any pictures).

A random idea, I slapped together and tossed out into the wilderness of the internet to entertain a handful of people.

Or so I thought. Dun-dun-DUNN!!!!

Soon my little image was being tweeted and retweeted; peated and repeated. I wake up to find my mention column filled with people asking me if it’s real, or assuming it is….

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About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.

One thought on “Cthulhu Barbie…

  1. LB says:

    Time to call buddy Troy DeVolld and see if he’s up for a monster-making reality show. BASKETBALL WIVES can’t last forever…can it?

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