The Quest for Garfield
So the other day at work I was putting together a Garfield issue with the other design intern, Justine, and I was trying to prove a point about how hard it is to draw cartoon characters from memory and so I drew a quick Garfield.
I was rather appalled with my drawing despite my initial point of how hard it is to draw cartoon characters from memory. Also we had JUST been working on Garfield not five minutes earlier, and there really was no excuse for how little this drawing looked like Garfield.
After that I became determined to draw a better Garfield.
My next attempt was even worse. I remembered the half-lidded eyes but it kind of just looks like a mustachioed bear. I gave up in embarrassment before I got to the tail.
This one at least looks like the beginnings of a cat. His features are actually more or less accurate, besides the ears, so it’s amazing how much it STILL doesn’t look like Garfield.
I think I even sneaked a peek at the real Garfield here, but it didn’t actually help.
Then it somehow got even WORSE than the first one, I have no idea what happened here, move along.
Finally I let myself actually look at the real Garfield.
I was drunk with my new Garfield-drawing power. Unfortunately it started to go downhill fast.
My Garfield was becoming more Garfield than Garfield.
I guess my point is, I should definitely be hired to draw some Garfield strips.
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And then they called and said, “Listen, Coulson’s back in Iron Man 2,” and I was like, “Shut… the front door! I’m doing another one of these?!” And then when I was doing those scenes [in Iron Man 2], and I kept saying I was going to New Mexico in the draft they gave me when I got there, I said, “What’s in New Mexico?” And they said, “Oh, you are! You’re going to be in Thor!” And I was like, “Oh my God! Really?! When? When?!” And then when we were doing the panel for Thor at Comic Con, [and] right before we went on stage, Joss Whedon comes over and introduces himself, and says, “I wrote you a really big part in The Avengers, um… Can I introduce you as part of the cast of The Avengers, with Robert Downey, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo? Everyone’s here.” And I was like, “Yeah, I think that would be okay.” (Laughs) – So it’s just been a kind of like a weird, Make-A-Wish Foundation thing, where it seems so ludicrous every time it happens. I keep waiting for someone to show up and tell me that I have two weeks to live.
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