200 Words with Paul Dini #10 – THE AC CHRONICLES, Part Two

April 17, 2008

In all the years that cel of Batman’s villainesses has hung in our hallway, I never before noticed the drill bit sticking through Catwoman’s belly. It really takes Bruce Timm’s artwork to a whole other level. 

As you can guess, we’re into the second week of renovations here at Castle Dinistein. The crew is drilling, sawing and pounding away at a furious pace. Plaster is falling like snowflakes. It’s just like Christmas; the landscape is blanketed white and we’re out of money.

To defray costs, I’m writing three comics at once. Misty did a big magic show in Chicago last weekend, and, because every little bit helps, Rashy and Super Rica are out selling frozen horchata bars from a pushcart in Griffith Park.

While removing the punctured cel, half the wall behind it drops away. “Is that supposed to happen?” I ask the foreman. He assures me all is well and that a team will come tomorrow to repair and repaint. “And that’s covered under the estimate, right?” The muttered answer in what sounds like Jawaese does not reassure me. More plaster falls on my head.

I call Rashy and tell him to boost the price on the horchata bars.


Paul Dini is the Emmy and Eisner Award winning writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series,Detective Comics, Countdown among many, many other things. You can find him online at either kingofbreakfast.livejournal.com or http://www.jinglebelle.com/.


  1. Mmmmm horchata !!!

  2. Points for Jawaese.

  3. Is Little Rashy the new intern the iFanboys have been teasing us with?

  4. Funniest one yet.

  5. Dini is ridiculous in these…each one just gets better.  With all that remodeling goig on, it’s a good thing that Dini charges for these pieces, right?


  6. Filthy creatures those Jawas.