Blown-Up Baby's Day Out7:46 AM
This picture is the result of several things - like sleep deprivation, Tina Fey, and turbulence, to name a few.
I started this drawing on a plane. There was a time change involved and my body was so confused because it felt like 10pm but it was still sunny out (as I flew from the east coast to the west coast) and I drew this picture in stages. I started with the city. I drew the buildings, but then some turbulence shook me around as I was drawing one of the doors...and once I had an accidental swoopy line coming out of one door, I thought maybe I should make all the doors look oozy like that, like they were melting (I don't still think it was a good idea.) At the time I thought it would look like that famous painting of all the melting watches. So then after I drew the little city, I wanted to draw something in the sky to make the picture more interesting...here's where Tina Fey comes in. On this trip I had been reading her new book "Bossypants" and at one point she compares herself to the baby in the 1994 classic "Baby's Day Out." When 30 Rock was first on the air and the ratings were floundering, she compared herself to the baby because she had "the blithe confidence of a moron," unaware of all the danger that she (her show) was in. So I decided to draw the baby from "Baby's Day Out," but I accidentally got it confused with "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid." You know, the one with the giant baby running around? Sooooo, a few hours of jetlag later, this is what I had to show for myself. A giant toddler taking on the city like a red-headed King Kong.