Tuesday, April 25, 2006

They Might Be Giants!

This is my questionable attempt at a caricature of the two Johns, Flansburgh and Linnell, of my favorite band, They Might Be Giants. Being that I'm not great at caricatures, I tried to add a little something extra to the piece to make it unique....therefore all the clutter in the background are things representing, either literally or figuratively, lyrics from various ones of their songs. I believe I counted at least 20 references in there somewhere. And as is common for me, I've included the original pencils just for fun. Enjoy the silliness!


Goobeetsablog said...

It's fun to look through the picture
for your favorite bits of lyric.

What no prosethetic foreheads?
I'm going to send it to my wife- she loves them.

ah ha!...I do see some struggle with the blue pencil this time- but it is far from a mess.(and I suspect you added it to make me feel better:) Beautiful work.


Goobeetsablog said...

"prosthetic" foreheads

DICK! said...

Awesome! You should being it when we go to see them next week. Btw, Vegas is freaking great! You should see the tech out here! Oh, yes, the johns look great! Kudos!

Andrew said...

Thanks as always for the comments, guys.

Brian: Hey, no prosthetic foreheads, but at least I did give them a rock to wind a string around. I hope your wife enjoys the picture. (And that's cool that she likes TMBG...they need to make more TMBG-loving females. Ones that would come across my path, I mean).
And the pencils don't look so bad because your seeing the ones I finally settled on, not one of the multiple pages of nearly solid blue I chunked to the floor in the process! :)

Dick!: Glad you're enjoying Vegas. Congrats on that big $1.50 I hear you came into. Don't spend it all in one place. Glad you like the 2 Johns.

'Ric said...

Drew, I really like this piece. I like all the stuff I saw tonight at Studio Bueno. I don't know where I'm supposed to comment about the things that aren't posted on the Blog-O...

Maybe I was in an exceptionally good mood, but I laughed a lot at the Tony the Tiger strip! You seem to be very in touch with your humor these days. The "cooking with Nightcrawler" was quite possibly the most pointless sketch I've encountered ... ever ... but I laughed fool-heartily at it! It's that zaniness that makes it great...


Anonymous said...

Any chance you'd post a key to all the songs?

"Wake up, smell the cat food" - "Don't Let's Start."
"I returned as a bag of groceries accidentally taken off of the sehlf." - "Dead"
"Dr. Worm"
"I Lose My Lucky Ball and Chain"
"Spiraling Shape"
"Cyclops Rock"
"Blue Canary in outlet by the light Swith" - "Birdhouse in Your Soul"
"Make a whole with a gun perpindicular to the name of this town in a desktop globe, exit wound in a foreign nation." - "Ana Ng"
"Wearing a Raincoat"
"A rock to wind a string around" - "We Want a Rock"
"The Shriner's Loaned us Cars" - "She's An Angel"
"Glass of Milk standing in between extinction and the cold and explosive radiating growth" - "Mammal"
"I'm thinking of a wooden chair" - "A Self Called Nowhere"
"Birds Fly"

That's only 15. Any others?

GAH! said...

Try #2... Assuming that you have and do count objects more than once, here are over 20:

Standalone Song Titles:

"Dr. Worm"
"Lucky Ball and Chain"
"Spiraling Shape"
"Cyclops Rock"
"Birds Fly"
"I am a Grocery Bag"
"Wearing a Raincoat"
"The Guitar"

Lyrical references:

"A Metal Ball Hung From a Chain" - from "They'll Need a Crane"
"Would You Mind if We Balanced this glass of Milk" - from "Someone Keeps Moving My Chair"
"A Rock To Wind a String Around" - from "We Want a Rock"
"I Should Be Allowed to Glue My Poster" - from "I Should be Allowed to Think"
"I returned a bag of groceries, accidentally taken off the shelf" - from "Dead"
"I'm Thinking of a Wooden Chair" - from "A Self Called Nowhere"
"Glass of Milk" - from "Mammal"
"Blue Canary in the outlet by the light Switch" - from "Birdhouse in Your Soul"
"Make a whole with a gun perpindicular to the name of this town in a desktop globe, exit wound in a foreign nation." - from "Ana Ng"
"The Shriners Loaned us Cars" - from "She's An Angel"
"Wake up, smell the cat food" - from "Don't Let's Start."
"Around the Clock" - from "S-E-X-X-Y"
"There's a chair" - from "The House at the Top of the Tree."

GAH! said...

Oh yeah, and "Window."

Jackie Ronan said...

OMG! That's great. You really drop some awesome references!