Literary Events

Gumby Comic Book Creators

When: Sat., Feb. 16, 1 p.m. 2008

A plucky green cartoon character and his rubbery orange horse squish their bodies to form two slabs of clay, then mold themselves together in a lopsided heart shape. Meanwhile, a peppy children's chorus sings in the background: If you've got a heart then Gumby's a part of yoooou! To viewers raised on anime and Power Rangers, the image might seem a little primitive. But Gumby is apparently making a comeback -- in comic books, graphic novels, movies, and even on YouTube (where he and Pokey do an uncanny impersonation of Fergie doing the "My Humps" dance). Meet the Gumby comic book creators this Saturday, Feb. 16 at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games (4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland). 1 p.m., free. 510-601-7800.

Rachel Swan

Price: free

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