In The Studio Today
SATURDAY. OCTOBER 5. 1 PM
"FINGER LICKING GOOD"
HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD?
WE'D ALL LIKE TO HEAR YOUR COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS.
Frank Scalzi says,
YES! Thank you Frank!
Hey Kendal - is it Gene Shalit
Interesting guess. But no. Shalit's hair is a lot crazier than this guys.
Is it Richard Gere?
Nope! Sorry Clarence.
Abe Lincoln? This isn't the Abe Lincoln I remember!
I am going out on a limb here, but I say it is Abraham Lincoln (a younger one). Perhaps in his Kentucky years!
Guys, I'm just not seeing Abe Lincoln in this sketch. Okay, I'm going to show you guys this can't be Abe Lincoln shortly.
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FIRST DAYS NEWS
IN THE STUDIO TODAY
Maybe so, but I'd gotten swatted if I'd started licking my fingers in a restaurant, and at home as well. Greetings From Kentucky! It's a beautiful state, rich in a versatile history. I've yet to complete the Gregory Hines issue, which is on the easel being painted. Upon completion, I'll either direct my attention towards this freshly inked GFA, or ink another issue. I leave for India October 31, so my hope is to release a few issues by then. Maybe three, but most probably these two, being Gregory Hines and GF Kentucky.
THURSDAY. OCTOBER 3. 9 PM
COLONEL SANDERS OF KENTUCKY
Cover collector Frank Scalzi nailed it. Way to go Frank. If no one had guessed correctly tonight, tomorrow I was going to attach the bow. That surely would have drawn many correct answers. When I was a kid, and even into the 70s, if you wanted fried chicken, Kentucky Fried Chicken was it. We also had a chicken franchise called Hearts, I think. If you wanted a bucket of chicken though, you had to go see the Colonel. Not a true colonel, he got his start selling chicken from a side-of-the-road restaurant. We'll learn more about this interesting business man in the Greetings From Kentucky issue to be released in the next batch of Bevil issues to go out. Congrats Frank. Once the color studies are painted, I'll provide you the opportunity to pick one out. Thanks for participating everyone. I wasn't able to post many of your answers as things moved along pretty quickly.
THURSDAY. OCTOBER 3. 8 PM
NOW CAN YOU TELL ME WHO THIS IS?
This is the point that I am convinced most of you will recognize the famous person I'm inking for a Greetings From America issue. If no one guesses correctly tonight, which is highly unlikely, then tomorrow evening at 8 PM I'll add one last element that will surely bring this contest to an end. Remember, you only get one guess. Make it count! And it's not Abraham Lincoln. Or Richard Gere. Once I receive the correct answer, I'll post the completed ink rendering.
WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 2. 9:45 PM
Well, can you figure out who this is? If no one guesses tonight, tomorrow at 8 PM I'll post a more revealing element of the ink rendering. Sorry for my tardiness tonight. Use the blue circle in the upper right corner to email me your answer.
Remember, you only get one guess.
TUESDAY. OCTOBER 1. 8:45 PM
NOT ABE LINCOLN!
Okay, actually, after just viewing some Lincoln photos, I do see the similarity in the hair. The glasses though, well, I don't recall him wearing a pair similar to these in any of his portrait sessions. Interestingly, you two both guessed Lincoln.
TUESDAY. OCTOBER 1. 8PM
WHO IS THIS ON THE UPCOMING GFA?
I really don't think this is enough for any of you to figure out who I'm inking for the upcoming Greetings From America issue.
I'll give you a little more tomorrow evening at 9:30 PM. Not 8 like tonight, rather 9:30 PM. The first person to guess correctly receives a complimentary color study of this GFA issue. Remember, you only get one guess.
MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 30. 9:30PM
WHO AM I INKING?!
While wrapping up the Gregory Hines issue on the easel,
I'm beginning to ink one of the Greetings From America issues.
The first collector to correctly tell me who this is will receive a complimentary color study. I seriously doubt you can at this early point in the contest. If you can, I'll be convinced you snuck into my backyard, peeked in my window and looked over my shoulder. Tomorrow at 8PM I'll post the ink drawing revealing more of the subject. Oh, you only get one guess in this contest,
so be sure of your answer.