Honoring the biggest clown in cinema history: Tommy Wiseau. I was inspired by the controversy surrounding the removal of the Nostalgia Critic's review of Wiseau's film "The Room" from thatguywiththeglasses.com and I just got to wondering how a man who made quite possibly the greatest comedy of the decade (which is what he now claims the film is supposed to be in follow up interviews) could lack a sense of humor, especially given how his pasty eurotrash appearance is a tube of lipstick away from being the Joker, which led me to make the cheesiest pun on his name and spoofing the film's now iconic poster:
Friday, July 30, 2010
Greeting cards I've drawn for my friends and family for the past few years.
(Image of a birthday cake on fire)
"Hope your birthday isn't a bust!"
A birthday card I drew for my brother this past month. I got real excited over the cheesy pun, and put it together really fast.
"You can wait another year for your jetpack."
A card I drew for my dad's fiftieth birthday, inspired by the atomic age culture of the 1950s and 60s that he would have grown up with, and the promise of jet packs and rocketships. Includes references to Major Matt Mason, Forbidden Planet, Lost in Space and the art of Flash Gordon illustrator Al Williamson.
"Party like its 25 Million B.C. !"
A birthday card I drew for my friend Bernadette Cartensen. The joke is that it was her 21st birthday and her initials are B.C. so that gave me an excuse to draw dinosaurs and watch old Ray Harryhausen movies for reference.
"Choose Wisely. Happy Birthday."
A card I drew for my brother's birthday last year. Caricatures of the leads from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". My brother was born in the same month as "Last Crusade"'s original release and he doesn't always practice common sense, so I was trying to be fun as well as convey a heartfelt message.
"You're my ray of sunshine!"
I drew this as a anniversary card, but I had a terrible cold at the time and was spending all my time resting on the couch watching episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Scooby-Doo", distorting my already weird sense of humor.