Dear Julie

I have tried to write this post about five times now and I just don’t know where to begin. I am flattered. I am proud. And I am deeply ashamed that my lousy drawing is now permanently etched on your skin. You have no idea what this is going to cost me in therapy.

Julie, you are awesome.

Julie's zombie tattoo.

5 Responses to “Dear Julie”

  1. Julie is a dear friend and I completely take credit for her decision to put “Baby Brain-Eater” on her leg. “Man victorious” indeed. Short of said baby plunging to the ground in the same comic, this is likely my favorite of all your art thus far. Robert knew this was coming, but I’m not sure he believed it. I wonder if you knew as well?

    Shawn

    Oh, on a side note…I’ll take the Barkley defense. I am NOT a role model. Jon, Bridgey, Nancy…don’t do ANYTHING I do. I have a long and colored history of making bad decisions :)

  2. No, nothing had been mentioned to me about the tattoo. I found out about it yesterday from your comment. It’s a bit shocking for a guy who draws stuff for an audience of almost no one to find his work etched permanently on someone’s leg. Heck, learning that someone really likes the comic is a bit shocking.

    Since you guys enjoyed that first strip so much, here’s a little trivia about it. When Bob first approached me about the comic, I created a sample version of that strip to see how it would work. Unfortunately, we hadn’t figured out the dimensions of the strip, so I had to redraw the whole thing. There are elements to the original version that I actually like a bit better than the version we ended up using on the site. You can see it here.

  3. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure this was going to happen. I knew about it, but I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. Then when I heard about Julie setting an appointment, I was cautiously enthusiastic. It is an absolutely awesome tattoo (I’m biased) and we can thank God that it wasn’t a drawing from me. I draw bad stick figures :)