Herman Bear had always been bouncing around inside of my head, but I was having trouble coming up with a setting, and a story arc that would have broader appeal than just doing a black and white comic. "The road to Utopia" inspired me. Todd Rundgren and his band Utopia put out this album in 1980, according to the web. I'm working on an animated trailer. Think of "Pogo Possum" meets "Wizard of Oz", with some Star Wars thrown in. And done in a Disney/Marvel Comics style. Woo-Hoo!
I just remember the songs "The road to Utopia" and sometimes "Caravan" being played quite a bit on WMMS or M 105 back in Cleveland. Ahhh, who says culture doesn't come to the Midwest. Those tunes were always in the back of my head, and they have subtly influenced my story, along with maybe..."Shazzan". Who knows? Maybe Todd Rundgren would let me use them. For a reasonable fee at least.
I was using Stewart Copeland's "Love Lessons" from his "Klark Kent" solo album as a scratch track for the trailer, but I dropped it out because of YouTube's copyright rules. If you know the track I mean, I think it really cooks with my trailer. The Utopia tracks are too long, but the images from the songs sort of relate to my project.
It would be cooler with the music.