Tonight, a little off the beaten path from Royal Oak, my wife and I found a quiet spot that specializes in fish, local brews, and bicycles-as-sculptures. I took a seat at the bar as an excuse for my wife to use the restroom, ordered something that wouldn’t kill me, and watched the tail end of a Detroit Tigers game–Verlander on the mound.
Two seats over, a woman nearing middle-age munched on a plate of breaded fish, asparagus and potatoes that, in an instant, I knew I wanted to try very, very soon.
Much of this felt as right as I could want it to.
The purpose of this post, however, is not to bleed vaguely positive sentiment, but rather to recycle a bit of work and entertainment that, I hope, fellow creative types will feel free to take after.
It’s a cartoonist / illustrator’s profile, which I scanned one afternoon from a collection of rejected New Yorker cartoons (The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Will Never See, in The New Yorker). All of the artists in it filled out this profile, which I loved so much that I erased one example so that I might fill it out myself.
What follows then, is my result, followed by a blank template, should you strangers wish to fill one out as well (I hope so!).
And your template: