When I receive an envelope back for my Celebridoodle project I never know exactly what to expect.
Jackie Chan sent over a nice 3x5 photo signed by him. Due to the size and nature of the photo I like to think he pulled it out of his photo album at home. The caption may have read, “Jackie visiting California Wine Country”
Bill Amend’s wonderful Foxtrot is one of my favorites and the includes of a personal drawing is fabulous…but a simple beard added to this doodle of Jason and I would have been just a bit happier.
I recently received a strange response from the infamous Roman Polanski. There is no denying his talent but I have a hard time respecting a beard hater and he has finally come out of the cloest as such! Please look at the note he drew on my photograph. It reads, “Shave for Christ Sake”.
if I won’t shave for my wife I will not shave for you.
My Celebridoodle project has always been about art and styles and fun. But now its going in a whole new direction. I present to you the Celebridoodle Theme Song! That’s right folks. Thanks to the wonderful Thallet at Fiverr.com we can learn what a man will do once asked to use the word Celebridoodle in a song!
Received a few responses to my drawing project in the past month by celebs that didn’t reject but also didn’t participate. A very strange response from Roman Polanski being the most notable.
Update coming soon.
MVP Basketball Player, Actor and Rapper
I’m certain I am not the only person on Tumblr that played the hell out of Shaq-Fu. Say what you will about the cash-in mentality of the game but it was pretty fun and just plain weird. Love him or Hate him, Shaq has been a part of popular culture for 20 years. Actor, Poet, Man of Steel, Justin Bieber Fan. I knew Shaq could do it all so when I got this in the mail I wasn’t surprised to see that he participated and did a fine job. A real dandy of a drawing. He may not get offers to pencil or ink for Marvel but if I ever start my own comic book company I will certainly give a retired Shaquille O’Neal a call.
Legendary Wrestler & Actor
Back in 1988 I was grounded for ruining all of my shirts by trying to tear them in half like my hero Hulk Hogan. I wasn’t strong enough to rip the fabric so, instead, I was that kid with the neck holes stretched to his navel. Fastforward 20+ years and what do I find in the mail today but an envelope from Mr. Nanny himself! Out of pure joy and excitement I once again tried to tear my shirt in half.
My wife grounded me for a week.
Creator of Doonesbury
Garry Trudeau has been drawing Doonesbury for over 40 years and now I have been welcomed into the world of Mike, Zonker and BD. Mr. Trudeau has welcomed real people into his comic for years…but usually in a symbolic way. He famously drew Newt Gingrich as a bomb and Dan Quayle as a feather. George W. Bush was nothing but a Stetson and his dad was invisible. I am honored that he chose to draw my actual person and not try to interpret me as a donkey’s butt or a leech. Huzzah!
You can have your Christian Bales and your Michael Keatons. For me Adam West is the one true Batman. You’d never see Adam West playing a singing Newspaper Boy or portraying an inept stay at home dad. Nope, Mr. West instead played a Nestle Quik drinking Spy. That’s f^$&#*g badass!
When you send a letter to Batman you never expect to hear back but on Thursday I received this response from the BatCave!
The wonderfully funny John Lithgow sent over this drawing. I am pleased to have a doodle by the man who uttered the phrases, there’s something on the wing and Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you’re a conqueror. This is the man very nearly killed Sly Stallone in Cliffhanger and made love to Jane Curtin in 3rd Rock from the sun. Both are achievements I long to one day call my own.
Thank you Mr. Lithgow!
Comedian. Star of The Apple Dumpling Gang, The Carol Burnett Show
The legendary Tim Conway sent over this drawing before the holidays and it got lost in the Christmas shuffle. I am a hairy man. I am not proud of it but I will not deny it. I have hair on my chest and my shoulders but I will deny venomously Tim Conway’s claim that I have hair on my nose and that my eyebrows seem to carry down to my cheeks. Regardless of what he thinks of my hair I am still tickled pink that I got a doodle by this absolute legend of comedy.
Author of Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day
David Sedaris sent this drawing of a me as a turtle. Who am I kidding, he sent a drawing of a turtle rather than a drawing of me. With that said it was still pretty exciting to get anything back from a man I admire so much. I am a massive fan of Mr. Sedaris. I don’t read. That isn’t to say that I can’t read but rather that I am the kind of person that reads a page only to realize that, by the end of the page, my mind has wandered away and I remember nothing of the page. I have attempted to read books in recent years. I got to page 11 of an Orson Welles biography. I got to page 11 of Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I made it all the way to page 13 of John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany. David Sedaris writes stories that are both short (thank god) and hilariously engrossing. I have never not wanted to put a book down until I found Me Talk Pretty One Day.
I am a bit concerned that he interprets me as a turtle of all things.