Friday, February 12, 2010

Abstract Portrait?

Earlier this week BBR had a couple of job shadowers sit in with the Creative Department. John, a seventh grader, and Stephaine (I think that's how she said her name is spelled), a sixth grader. I guess. Kids all kind of look a generic "young" to me. Anyway, we showed them the design/illustration ropes and had them working on personal logos. Eventually their minds wandered and they teamed up on an illustration.

They informed me that it would be "loosely based on Mr. Burt," and would incorporate elements from objects around the Creative Department. So, I was told it has my hair (??), our monkey mascot's face, my Yoda plush's ear, a deer's hooves, and some owl parts.

I'm going to go ahead and consider this fan art. This is me, as portrayed by junior high students. I think. Use the Force!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Is Tammy There?

Here's an illustration I penned back in July during Comic Con in San Diego. I was in line for a Legend of the Seeker panel. Wooooo, Bruce Spence! Hahaha.

Anyway, here's an explanation for the insanity: For the past couple of years, an Anonymous number has been calling me and asking for "Tammy Clause." Now, you'd think that after the first few times, they would have followed my request and taken me off the list. But no. They've called me at least 200 TIMES. At first it was an actual person, but now (or, at least the last time I bothered to answer) it is just a recording. So there is no hope to plead my case that I am not actually this "Tammy" lady.

I think the record is 6 calls in one day. They've since calmed down a little. The flood of Tammy-seeking calls has reduced to a sporadic trickle. Every now and then though, I'll get a couple or three calls a day. I'm going to enjoy this waning cycle while it lasts!