Excellent day at mi casa yesterday. Nicky Galifianakis, the world renown creator of Nick and Zuzu (nickyandzuzu.com) and artistic half of Carolyn Hax's Washington Post column, took precious time out of his busy schedule zipping up and down the California coast to pay a visit to my humble abode. Wherein we happily slung the pixels around as we jointly reveled in the power of digital art tools.
And because we were using my computer, I still have a record of the fun. The work that was done "for realsies" (e.g. for publication) will have to remain a secret, but some of the fun doodling miiight have looked something like this:
Great stuff, no? That's just the result of Nicky trying out a new tool and immediately knocking it out of the park.
My biggest wish is that the visit could have been longer, but other engagements beckoned. So focused on cartooning were we, that it didn't occur to me until after the visit that no pics were taken. Of course, the picture above is more than enough but I'm sad I didn't get a picture of the man himself. So I had to create my own. I'm no caricaturist but here's my poor attempt at capturing the artist behind the art:
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