I got a derogatory response to my art department sign (see last entry). This was my response (I hope that you can tell this back-and-forth was executed with our tongues well in-cheek).
The first works I did on Conan the Destroyer were character designs.
David Lander was a very funny guy. One afternoon, I was having lunch in the studio commissary when Arnold strided into the room, smoking a big black stogie.
“Jesus Christ, Arnold!” shouted David, “It smells like you’re smoking a mouse!”
A few years later, I ran into Mako at LAX.
“Hey, Mako!” I shouted. “We made the two Conan films together!”
“Yes,” he replied, “Second film: shit.”
“You got that right, buddy,” I agreed.