Tuesday. A busy day! I dropped off cartoons at the New Yorker, said hi to George Booth and Sam Gross and Jonny Cohen and Sid Harris, met a reporter who is doing a story and/or a film about cartoonists, went to the post office, deposited some checks at the bank, and then, I met Brian Fies at the Overlook.
This is the "before" wall. Brian, who took a red eye flight and just landed at JFK hours ago, is going to draw in the upper right hand corner. His cartoonist neighbors: Gerry Mooney (Sister Mary Dracula), Al Scaduto ("They'll Do It Every time"), Jules Feiffer, Hoest & Reiner, Irwin Hasen, and Patrick Merrell. Not to mention Henrik Rehr and Joe Edwards.
Brian's finished his Overlook burger, and he's fortified now. Ready, set, DRAW! He's standing on a seat (out of view) to reach the upper corner.
He uses a light grey conte crayon to do a very rough outline. I like how that SOUP 2 NUTZ kid looks like he's saying, "Say it. Don't spray it." to Brian's backside.
Brian's getting a real good line from a Sharpy. Better than I ever could.
Like me, Brian's near-sighted, and, also like me, he takes off his glasses when he draws.
And here's the result!
Thanks, Brian, for adding your work to the Overlook Cartoon Wall!
Brian was up for the Quill Award Tuesday night. I regret to announce that the Manga title NARUTO won. Ah well!
BTW, the Overlook is across the street from a TV studio where the Rachael Ray Show is filmed. There was a long line of people waiting to get in for a taping as we walked out of the pub. I made fun of Rachael Ray and degraded her success. I was very mean about Rachael Ray and laughed derisively and loudly and pointed at her line of silly fans.
And Rachael Ray won a Quill Award last night.
I need to get with the program.