Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"Well, it's time to celebrate your birthday, it happens every year. We'll eat a lot of broccoli and drink a lot of beer"

In honor of Weird Al's birthday today, I thought I'd post this.
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I drew this caricature in 1996 as an illustration for an article I wrote in The Buffalo News as part of their "neXt" feature (a weekly supplement featuring news stories written by and aimed towards teens) This is probably my first "major" published work. For the article, I was given a press pass and got to meet Al backstage after a show when he came through Buffalo. This is actually a duplicate drawing I had done to replicate the original. I gave Al the original and he posted it on his website. All of his fan art is posted in chronological order. There are over 400 pieces to date, and mine is #11! http://www.weirdal.com/fanart11.htm


EmJayGee said...


I'm a DJ and have been looking at designs for inspirations for T-shirts. I came across your Radioactive Chicken Heads cover and thought it was really cool. Would you be interested in designing something for me? Let's get in touch. Thanks


Thom Foolery said...

Hi Matthew!
Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. Do you have an email address I can reach you at?