Sunday, October 31, 2010

[00] COUNTDOWN to HALLOWEEN: Zombie Walk of Fame


I have another sample for you today fresh off the Zombie Walk of Fame. Your preview is a real front-runner for my own personal favorite zombification from this new series. I had a delightfully good time sketching her out. I had to make myself stop laughing to hold the pen steady (a few times.) This is why I do what I do- the pure pleasure is the reward of it all. To share my reward with you, here's Miss Shirley Temple...

Shirley Temple starred in her first motion picture at the age of 3 in 1932 and received an Academy Award just three years later at the age of 6. The young girl was also turned into one of the first marketing icons of the 20th century. By the age of 9 she was making over $200,000 a year from merchandising (opposed to her $50K/YR from acting.) Sales of the Shirley Temple doll reached $45 million by 1941. These were astronomical numbers for the time. Her films and image itself were very important because of their social impact during the great depression. They provided a much-needed injection of optimism into a bruised, broken, and starving lower and middle class America.

"It is a splendid thing that for just fifteen cents an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

I don't know about you but I get a warm feeling inside seeing her like this. I see a bright future and all my burdens have washed away. I've got about 12 more outlines to do and 101 portraits to color. I may begin getting dark around the eyes and if you catch me licking my lips as I stare at your hairline the next time we meet, well... you may be the next to get a star on The Zombie Walk of Fame.

Watch the Facebook fan page on Election Day to vote for who I do for the 101st celebrity zombie. I goofed up my Sandra Bullock (no big loss... now YOU get to choose... and why? because I love you and none of my friends care about Sandra Bullock.)


The votes are in and tallied and the winner is Lassie! I'll be sketching her out in the coming weeks to round out the 101 Walk of Fame Zombies. The nominees which she beat out for the last spot were Wesley Snipes, David Spade, Chuck Norris, and Elizabeth Taylor.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed these, Brandt. I think I'm going to have to vote for Orson Wells for my favorite!


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