Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Pablo Casals of Bitterness

My first picture post on this blog is a quick sketch of George Carlin from March of this year. I could've nailed it, except I'm not used to moving targets.

The HBO special from which I took my model was last year's Life Is Worth Losing, and the first thing that struck me when I saw it was how tired and (gasp) old Carlin looked as he came on stage. "Well, he was in his 30s when Occupation: Foole came out, so it's about to be expected..."

Then he started in on a 20-30 minute riff on The Suicide Channel, and the years just fell away.

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