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The Notable Mr. McCloud [Jan. 14th, 2007|03:55 pm]
Making Comics Fifty State Tour
Hello, Family McCloud,

The school my daughter, Roxanne, attends has a winter event they call Night of the Notables. The kids choose a notable person, prepare a display about the person, and present it, in costume and in character. At last night's event the notables ranged widely; of the 75 or characters, Mahatma Ghandi, Blackbeard, Che Guevara, Mary Kay, Kurt Cobain, and Marilyn Monroe all made appearances. I thought you might be interested to know that Roxanne chose to be Scott McCloud.

Good luck on your tour. If you appear in northern California this summer we hope we get the chance to see you.



[User Picture]From: lee_in_limbo
2007-01-14 11:59 pm (UTC)
That's great. I think I'd be enormously flattered if I were Scott right now.

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[User Picture]From: smccloud
2007-01-15 03:17 am (UTC)
As would I.

I mean, as *am* I!
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[User Picture]From: lee_in_limbo
2007-01-15 03:33 am (UTC)
*grins and waves*

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[User Picture]From: merofi
2007-01-15 12:02 am (UTC)
That's adorable! =D
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[User Picture]From: yaytime
2007-01-15 12:09 am (UTC)
That is too cool!
Best school project ever!
Also best cosplay??
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2007-01-15 12:20 am (UTC)

She even got the hair right!!
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[User Picture]From: quirkybird
2007-01-15 01:00 am (UTC)
I'll bet she spent the entire evening being cheerfully talkative and self-deprecating! And drawing on napkins.

That's incredibly cool!
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[User Picture]From: scarfe
2007-01-15 01:45 am (UTC)
Next step, that giant solid-chrome statue of Scott erected to dominate over the eastern seaboard!
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[User Picture]From: moshdaddy
2007-01-15 02:01 am (UTC)
That is awesome!
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From: iron_spike
2007-01-15 02:15 am (UTC)
Wow. Uncanny resemblance!
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[User Picture]From: smccloud
2007-01-15 03:20 am (UTC)
Well, minus 50 pounds and plus 25 cute points. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: smccloud
2007-01-15 03:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this, John!

So, I'm curious: The only bit of art I don't recognize is the sphere illustration in the upper right. What is it? Any chance of a zoom-in?
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From: jbbishop2
2007-01-15 04:39 am (UTC)
Hi-this is Roxanne(aka 'kid in picture'). In explanation for the sphere illustration, I also had to write an essay on a disease that was prevalent during the heyday of my notable - in this case, late 1980s to now. With not many other options, I chose AIDS...the sphere is an illustration for that essay. Apart from that, though, great fun! :D
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[User Picture]From: smccloud
2007-01-15 02:10 pm (UTC)
Hi Roxanne! Great work!

I may be a long, long way from the notablility of Ghandi and Che Guevara, but it's nice to feel included for a day. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: davidgoldfarb
2007-01-15 05:30 am (UTC)
That shirt brings back memories -- I used to have the Graphitti "Zot!" logo t-shirt. Then I had an accident with laundry bleach and ruined it.
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From: jbbishop2
2007-01-15 05:38 am (UTC)
This one was hand-painted, finished around midnight of the night before the event...
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-01-18 01:50 am (UTC)
Are you sure that isn't the *morning* before the event?
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[User Picture]From: relsqui
2007-01-15 06:30 am (UTC)
Now that's celebrity. 8) Awesome!
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[User Picture]From: stutefish
2007-01-15 07:29 am (UTC)
Completely excellent!

Might there be photos of the Notables all together? I'd like to see Kurt Cobain, Gandhi and Scott standing side by side.
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From: jbbishop2
2007-01-15 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to say I forgot my camera, and I was lucky her teacher didn't. I have a very small bmp of the whole room that doesn't have the resolution to pick out much. Still, that would be a good line-up, and they could have had George Patton, Che Guevara, Grace Kelly, Sir Francis Drake, Fidel Castro, Enzo Ferrari, Lenin, Frieda Kohl, Craven Walker, too; they were all there.
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[User Picture]From: mildmannered
2007-01-15 01:46 pm (UTC)
this is just her first step in REPLACING YOU, Scott. It's like Single White Female.
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[User Picture]From: cleahpatra
2007-01-15 05:14 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome!
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[User Picture]From: sempaimiles
2007-01-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
Jee...that's a newer edition of Understanding Comics...

*ahem* anyway...wow, that is incredible! Wish I was that cool back in grade school.

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[User Picture]From: 9mmed
2007-01-16 06:41 pm (UTC)
What an honor - this is great!
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From: davidhopkins
2007-01-16 10:59 pm (UTC)
Che Guevara, Kurt Cobain... Scott McCloud

That's very cool!
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