Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Colbert and the 3 Bears

Hey everybody! How've you been? So, I know I haven't posted in some while but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on stuff. The above is a piece I've been working on for a while. It depicts Stephen Colbert relaxing after taking care of a small but dangerous portion of America's bear problem. It's actually just a raw scan that still needs a little of that Photoshop magic but I wanted to post something.

I also wanted to post it because I actually met Mr.Colbert tonight at a signing for his new book "I Am America (And So Can You!)" and gave him a print of it as a gift. It was pretty cool, actually, because as he was putting it with some other stuff he had received, he stopped to look at it closer and said it was "beautiful" and thanked me for it. Also, he wasn't personalizing the books, so he wasn't asking anyone's name but as he was signing it he asked me mine. I said "Tom" and then he said "What's your last name?" So I told him. Then he thanked me again and said "It was nice meeting you". At least I think so because I kind of blanked out at that point.

Anyway, sorry for the long post and even though I'm sure reading about this brief encounter wasn't nearly as cool as it felt, I just thought I'd share. And I'll post the final, touched up version next week. I swear.

1 comment:

Erin Gallagher Illustration said...

That was so much fun! He was just going to chuck it under his desk, but then he really looked at it thought– "hey, that's me! I like to look at me! Especially me vanquishing bears. Yes."