Friday, October 17, 2008

There's Always Room for Jell-O

Maybe I was an impressionable kid, but old Jell-O commercials seem to stand out as one of the most successful celebrity marketing schemes, ever. For me, Bill Cosby is still synonymous with Jell-O, even more so than his iconic role in The Cosby Show. If the world was taken over by jiggling jell-O people, our oceans filled with jello pudding and our trees replaced by pudding pops, Bill Cosby would be the rightful emperor of it all.

I did this for a themed party we had at our house tonight, "A Tribute to Jell-O." We're not Jell-O fanatics, it was just a funny idea my wife had when talking with some friends. Everyone was supposed to prepare a tribute to Jell-O, and we had everything from folk songs about heaving gelatin to autocad representations of favorite Jell-O recipes. This was my entry: a tribute to a unique dessert, and the man who gave Jell-O an unforgettable face.

21 comments:

  1. Sam, this is downright amazing. Perfect expression! Excellent colors! Awesome sweater! That sounds like a fun party.

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  2. Great work! You captured the perfect expression and I also love how you colored the piece.

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  3. Wow, I've not been around for some days and you posted so many awesome art, nicely done!

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  4. Fantastic job Sam, this is really great!

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  5. This makes me giggle. This is the Cosby!

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  6. Excellent! Right up my street!

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  7. first of all thats hilarious. . . and very well done. love the cosby sweater.

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  8. Great likeness and very funny Sam!

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  9. That is a pretty amazing painting.

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  10. This is lovely. His eyes are great.

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  11. that's fricken funny Sam

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  12. Hi Sam
    I like his eyes most. Coloring is nice.

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  13. love it sam. the jello crown is very clever.

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  14. Incredible! I love it.

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  15. Awesome caricature!!!

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  16. I have to say this is indeed amazing. As a fellow Cosby enthusiast, well done sir!

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  17. Instand Cosby recognition. Great!

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