Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Illustration Friday: "Black and White"

I don't hate this as much as I originally did.

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Al Boone, 2005 • graphite, Staedtler pigment liner, and Pentel brush pen

So, my approach to this week's IF was to play the race card. Yo...don't get yer knickers in a knot. It's all in fun. Basically, it's me - sans facial hair - on the body of Pat Boone, the whitest guy I could think of.

When thinking of Mr. Boone, (and that's rare, folks) the first thing that comes to mind is seeing footage of him on a variety show back in the day, covering Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti". Dude made that song totally digestable and non-threatening. Very square. The second thing that comes to mind is that metal album he dropped on Hip-O a few years ago. Hilarious.

So yeah...there you go.

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

I think I like the black version of you much better! This is hilarious!!!!

Allan L. said...

Me too, Carolyn...me too. :)
Some one at gigposters.com said I looked like Jerry "Leave It to Beaver" Mathers in this.

Jeope said...

Ugh. The webmaster here has "No More Mr. Nice Guy" in his iTunes. It is so, so wrong to here him do "Enter Sandman". And now Paul Anka's doin' it, too.

I didn't recognize you without yer haircut/ballcap!

Kyra said...

Pretty freaking funny!

Cat said...

hehehe. Good one!
I agree on the "Leave it to Beaver" assessment too.

jen said...

too funny!