The 40 Club…so far…
There’s quite a few “old” pals turning 40 this year (myself included). So I wanted to do something special as gifts to my dear friends to commemorate this milestone in ageing. I wanted these gifts to be cost effective, unique to them, and something that highlights some of their likes or interests. So I created little mini – posters for a few of these friends as their birthdays approach (with more to come).
Bob Willette was the first in my myriad mob of misfit miscreants to metamorphosis from 30-something to Middle-Aged (ha ha sorry buddy), his birthday is in January. In conjunction with a really cool Quentin Tarantino themed birthday party (Bob’s a Q.T. mega-fan), I crafted his poster to have a familiar feel as some of Tarantino’s classic films (right down to the Sam Jackson-like quaff).
Brad Carpenter has an early March birthday. For quite a few years (before I got shacked up and moved out of Dodge) I used to chill at Brad’s for every single WWE Pay-per-view. Brad’s a Wrestling Superfan, so I knew that was the direction I had to go with his poster design.
Mark Wilmot celebrates his b-day at the end of March. I have been friends with Mark for 30+ years. My affinity for comic books started because hitting the comic shops is what we did at 11 – 13 years old. We were each other’s Best Men at our respective weddings. Although meant to be a bit humorous in the drawing, the title of Incredible Mark is nothing but serious.
If my calculations are correct, my 40th birthday is next. I don’t think I’ll be doing one of these for myself (that seems a bit odd to me for some reason – lol) but I’m still looking forward to celebrating it in style!
There are quite a few others turning 40 this year that I will be doing this for. I look forward to it because I enjoy these. I like trying to infuse some of their personalities into the design, and I’ll tell ya — a few friends coming down the pipe are quite the personalities in their own rights — so I’m curious what I’m going to come up with!
**If you like what you see in my Artistic Style, and know of anybody celebrating a big Milestone Birthday or special event this year, why not have a One-of-A-Kind print made up by yours truly? I’d love to do it! MESSAGE ME PRIVATELY for details or if you have any questions at all!
Happy Friday Everyone!!