WILL DRAW FOR COCO (UPDATE)
For nearly three months now I have been drawing a portrait of the late night talk show host Conan O’Brien—one for each and every single episode of his show since May 15. To date I have made 62 pictures of our friend Coco and plan on drawing a new portrait, each episode, until this October (just 54 calendar days left!).
Well, in case you haven’t listened to the newest episode of Deconstructing Comics (with Tim Young), or if you haven’t been following the Will Draw for Coco blog, I’ll tell you. My first graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, comes out this fall from Top Shelf Productions and I thought it would be fun to try and get on the Conan O’Brien Show. He’s a funny guy, I dig ‘im, and I think he’d be into geeking out about comics. Plus, I have a bunch of ideas for things we could do on the show. I know, it sounds like he’d be aching to get me on the show, right? Well, I’m not one to beg, so I thought that, rather than spamming all of the known Conan sites with pleas to get invited as a guest on the show, I’d offer Conan something in return—pictures. Namely, pictures of Conan.
While I still haven’t gotten a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ from Conan or his staff, I’ve been informed that Team Coco knows about the project and is aware of what I’m doing. I’m hoping that the next two months of drawings will be able to push Team Coco over the edge to get Upside Down: A Vampire Tale a spot on the Conan show!