We have all seen them, usually while waiting for the light to change or in a parking lot. Those small stickers displayed in the back windows of mini-vans, SUV's and hatchbacks. Better known as, stick figure families. The modern equal of the "My child is on the honor roll @ Mid-City School for the slightly gifted" bumper stickers. This stick figure phenomenon however, includes the entire family. Sometimes the figures represent activities of the family members such as, mommy stick figure holding a soccer ball, little kid stick figure holds a fishing pole, while daddy stick figure holds a bull whip and a broken whiskey bottle. Well, everyone needs a hobby.
It was suggested to me by a comedian friend to try drawing some of our own stick figure families, as a way to get the creative juices flowing. Attached I have some of my stick figure "families"...enjoy!
Pat DaBiere and Elvis (Drew Polsun)
Dateline - Queensbury, NY. October, 27, 2012. This just in. Elvis was spotted at The Sweet Basil Restaurant. That's right, E.P. was at The Sweet Basil laying down some songs in one of the two performance rooms at the Queensbury, NY restaurant. This was between sets for the rock and roll icon, as he was returning from a quick outfit change. He paused long enough for a photo op with Pat DaBiere, upstart comedian and host/MC of the stand up comedy show, held in the front room of the establishment. In a clever twist on an old Elvis line, it was DaBiere who was overheard exclaiming, "Thank you, thank you very much."
In future blogs I'll write more, but for now I just wanted to acknowledge Vinnie Mark (L) and Brad Lowery (R). Both of these guys have been very helpful to me in my comedy development. Along with the wonderful Jodi Weiner, who keeps me on my toes and gives me the straight, tough advice I need. Then there's Russell Davignon, who has drilled into my head the basic's of economy of words to get to the "funny" faster. Also, thank you to Carole Deyoe, for inspiring me to write, learn and go after my stand up goals.
Like I said, I'll write more about my adventures in comedy in future posts, for now.....this is enough. Plus I got to go to bed!!!