Mexican American Cultural Center
"...Groening's insistence on a non-utopian vision of the future in Futurama made Fox network execs sweat. The idea of an alcoholic robot sidekick and suicide booths on every corner did not strike them as Sunday evening family entertainment..."
"...'The Cartoon Utopia'..."
"...He also did some spot illustrations for a short story that I did in Lucky Peach, which is McSweeney's culinary magazine. But I love Ron Rege's work, and anybody who gets a chance to see his Cartoon Utopia, that's a tour-de-force of comic expertise..."
"...And indeed there is. Among this collection of vignettes and parodies and wild visual experiments are "My Old Man," a story conjured via photos of sculpted maquettes, by the late Roland Brener; "An Anthology of Lower Utopia," featuring the meticulous pencil work of the mysterious Toc Fetch, whose art is like a collaboration between Jim Woodring and Albrecht Durer as scripted by a loa-ridden Iain Banks; Koren Shadmi's "Antionette," so well-drawn and magical-realist you suspect, momentarily, that every Israeli comic artist is another Hanuka brother; the dreamlike cautionary tale called "Pollution" by Woojung Ahn; and "A Dog and His Elephant" by Austin's own Ethan Persoff...."
"..."On Plastic Utopia  and Frontier , we didn't have big festival runs," David Zellner notes. "And those movies were made with nothing..."
"...No, the group's album of that name didn't belatedly top the charts. Instead, Don Imus caused a major ruckus on his nationally syndicated radio show -- as well as on Geezinslaw Sammy Allred's KVET morning show -- apparently at the behest of Kinky Friedman, regarding the author/cigar smoker/musician's upcoming $100-per-reservation "Bone-efit" for the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch (see "Music Listings")..."
"...In other words, GeorgeÕs only Ford is in his flivver. Until, that is, two bombs drop on his utopia..."