posted: April 5, 2012
Here's the New York Observer front page that I did last week. As many of you have no doubt discovered, the best way to secure an almost overwhelming volume of fun, interesting work is to schedule an expensive vacation. A mere weekend getaway won't do the trick, it must be an event that requires a multi hour voyage above 30,000 feet, passports, and most importantly, children who have been looking forward to the trip and programmed daily "Days Left Until" alarms into their gadgets. Lauren Draper called just as I was clawing my way to the end zone in a game of You Won't Make The Deadline for several other jobs, and I told her that I couldn't fit her in. She said the issue was Obama's straddling the line on the gay marriage issue. Too much fun. So, just to prove that you can do just about anything with enough caffiene, I accepted the job and hit the gas.
Vacation was fun too.
I sought out the handsomest guy in the house and told him to give me a good talking to. As you can see, I've been lifting quite a bit.
Steve Brodner April 5, 2012
Very nicely done. Great idea and execution. Dale, there's a separated at birth thing happening with you and Obama. I am researching this now.
Stephen Kroninger April 5, 2012
Dale, great Obama caricature and I like how you aged up your son.
Steve, interesting piece on GMA. It's amazing how ignorant some people are when it comes to twins. It's only the twenty-first century.
Alec Petro April 5, 2012
Wow, thats a great illustration. You look skinny...you must be in instense Ironman training :)
Victor Juhasz April 5, 2012
You nailed this one, Dale. Great Obama. You are an ironman indeed cracking that one with vacation breathing down your neck.
Dale April 5, 2012
Steve, Stephen - Thanks, and that story is...interesting.
Alec! I don't look skinny, I look absolutely haggard. Yes, the training is coming along. Trying to eat enough.
Thanks Vic, I always keep you in mind when I do these as someone who's level of work I have to aspire to.
Marc April 6, 2012
Nice one, Dale, and my hat's off to you for taking on the "This is going to ruin my trip" project. There's no truer adage than the power of vacation planning in making the phone ring (or email chime). Hope you spent the money on lots of umbrellaed drinks.
Roberto Parada April 6, 2012
Dale, don't you hate when that happens!!!! I'm glad that the adrenaline and caffeine got you through it and on to your Vacation. I turned out really well. Obama's face is perfect. The Observer surely had to appreciate it