My favorite part of doing this bit was grabbing arm-loads of my favorite DVDs and drawing them. This will also be remembered as the point at which I gave up and just decided to coast on Joss Whedon’s coat-tails.
ALSO: Last Friday (April 30th, 2010) several of my CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY Conspirators and I drew “Bad Caricatures” (or “Cankeratures“) to help raise money for our good friends at the ALTERED ESTHETICS GALLERY. Things went very well! The Cankeratures alone raised $200!!! All drawings were done purely by donation, with many people only throwing in a buck or two. Needless to say, we did LOTS and LOTS of drawing that night. And it was pure fun. So here’s a Retrospecticus of the evening done in photos, words, and doodles…
The fundraiser more or less started at 7pm. Things were slow for about 15 minutes or so until people caught on to what we were up to. We warmed up by drawing each other (“We” being L to R: KEVIN CANNON, LANCE WARD, STEVEN STWALLEY, DAN MURPHY, and CARLOS MERINO).
DANIEL J OLSON soon showed up to join in the fun.
As did RYAN DOW.
And MIKE TOFT! But sadly…
…Altered Esthetics Exhibitions Director KRISTIN THOMPSON devoured Mike’s head as a part of the annual human sacrifice AE performs in order to assure a successful fundraiser.
AE’s Head Priestess JAMIE SCHUMACHER blessed the sacrifice, and then the cash started rolling in!!!
LUPI dips her brush-pen in the inkwell that is Mike’s skull and then joins in the drawing fun. And now…some satisfied patrons of the arts:
The Cankeratures were scheduled to end at 10pm. When I had to leave at 10:30 the scene looked like this:
So yeah…a pretty huge success! I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing things like this again soon. Oh…and in case you noticed the wall of Cankeratures we did of each other behind us, here’s some closer looks:
What? Those aren’t close-up enough for you? Well, here’s some awesome Cankeratures of myself, wife, and kid to wind this up:
Me by DANIEL J OLSON.
Me by DAN MURPHY. That’s right, kids. The trademarked/living joke facial hair is gone…for now.
Me by LANCE WARD.
Me by STEVE STWALLEY. This might be my favorite one, and only because Steve complimented my ever-greying hair. Flattery will get you everywhere. But enough about me. My wife is convinced that NO ONE can draw her, so she threw down the gauntlet (and a few bucks):
And KEVIN CANNON bats clean-up! Finally, my step-daughter was actually able to sit still for over 30 seconds, and here are the awesome results:
There’s the LOS again. And last but certainly not least (since it’s one of my favorite drawings of the night):
An amazing LUPI Cankerature that was all a part of an amazing night, and I can’t wait to do it again soon!
COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY: 95% less content.