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.
It has been ages since I posted and update. And even longer since I posted a drawing. After a ridiculous fall & winter I have decided to hunker down and get this project up and running again. Three new letters went out yesterday and we will have to wait and see whether the fruit is fresh & tasty or bitter and rotten. Don’t get me wrong, I will accept either type, but the tasty fruit is preferred.
This particular rendition of Jon comes courtesy of my sister Ashly and features me as a memorable character from one of my favorite films of the aughts, Pan’s Labyrinth. The Paleman is the character better known as “that thing with eyes in its hands that freaked me out”.
I recently stumbled upon the tumblr of a guy that goes by the name of blue bed. His style struck my eye instantly and I had a blast working chronologically backwards through his postings. He also has a website that contains a whole bunch of his self published comics. I contacted him and asked about his books as well as his willingness to do a sketch. I felt a bit like Steve Martin receiving the new phone book when the mailman left an envelope from Roman Mulanov on my doorstop. The envelope contained a few of his comics that I look forward to sitting down and reading as well as the most evil looking Jon picture to date. I also believe this is the first depiction of my “Drunk with Angus Oblong” picture. Check out his tumblr and his webpage.
The plight of an artist named Cerena was brought to my attention recently. She was looking to make some money by doing sketches. I perused her tumblr and really enjoyed her work quite a bit and was excited to know that we could do a bit of “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine” and so Jon as a French Maid was born. It was complete and total synergry.
For anyone who is interested it appears she is still looking to do $5 sketches (mine was a $10 model) and she is quite a talent! I highly recommend you follow her and recommend her come next Tumblr Tuesday.
I am a philanthrophist. I am a patron of the arts. I am Jon.
Technically this is my second rejection letter but since it is from the great James Earl Jones I thought I would share it anyway. I wish I could remember what the exact phrase I used in my letter but his response is “No, I can’t”. I am going to assume he means that he can’t draw as apposed to him not being able to draw me. He only returned one of my two cards so I am going to assume that he tried very diligently on the first card only to have things go ary when he spilled some root beer on the paper. Rather than risk ruining the second sheet of paper he merely decided to say that he couldn’t.
Regardless of what this legendary Hollywood actor/voice really thought when he read my letter and request I still very much appreciate a response. I can add it to my collection of autographs. Hell, I have Darth Vader’s signature.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Boondocks, Pixar’s Up
The caption by Mr. Asner reads, “This is Ed Asner’s artistic recall of the notorious bomber terrorist Jon Ganahl. I hope it leads to his capture”. Need I say more?
Wow, wow, wow! I mean, its Jerry Lewis. I don’t know what else to say. I figured this envelope would be filled with a “thanks but no thanks” or a signed photograph at best. Mr. Lewis has his own iconic doodle and I now have one to match. I mean, I look a little like Adolph Hitler getting ready for prom, but I will cherish it always!
Comic Strip Artist, “For Better or For Worse”
This is one of my favorites. Zany. Wild. Instantly recognizeable. I won’t be suprised if this shows up on a water bottle or a pair of speedos or something.
Singer of The Flaming LIps
I received an envelope in the mail that said it was from “WAYNE” and even the envelope was decorated. I opened this one in front of my mother…which was a bit uncomfortable as it is Mr. Coyne’s interpretation of me being born again. It very much plays within the current Embryonic art that the Lips are using.
I think it is a masterwork, my mother thinks it is a piece of filth that should be destroyed. We settled somewhere in the middle with me deciding to hang it in my kitchen and my mother agreeing to never visit me until it is taken down.
Creator “Darkwing Duck”
I am a super villain!!! Look at the eyes. The evil grin. The HAIR! Every time I look at this picture I expect to see myself in the pages of the Darkwing Duck comic book. I may write a new letter to Mr. Stones and make this suggestions because I can’t imagine a better looking villain.