Monday, June 24, 2013

James Gandolfini in God of Carnage

I got to see James Gandolfini in God of Carnage in Los Angeles a while back from the front row where I attempted to draw. The lights were so bright from the stage and my sketchbook was so big that I feared one of the actors was going to see me and my page turning was going to bother them... so this is all I managed to do.

Gandolfini stomped around the stage like a caged bear. He was charming, funny, terrifying all at the same time. He should have been in the filmed version which does not do the material justice.

I am aware that this play received a ton of awards but I thought it was Act 1 of a play the writer didn't finish.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Garfield Voice Record Sketchbook

Here is a sketchbook from when I spent two days watching a voice record of the new Garfield season at Buzzy's on Melrose in Los Angeles. I even got to meet the great Stan Freberg. My good friend and usual lunchtime Turkey Sandwich at the Farmer's Market friend, Mark Evanier writes and voice directs this wonderful series.
I also got to meet Wally Wingert, Greg Berger, Laraine Newman, Jason Marsden...there are others and I'll post those names when Mark reminds me who they were. Here is the sketchbook.