October 27, 2005

36: And I Am Cute, Too

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To find the source of inspiration for subject matter in illustrating the word remote, I decided to travel deep into childhood to find the moment when I first discovered the meaning of the word. And truth be told, more than likely it was taught to me via the timeless bastion of learning that was, and is, Sesame Street. And in particular, a short sketch in which Grover displays the difference between 'near' and 'far'. So in honour of the moment, I've created this here quick and dirty homage to the furry monster who indirectly helped show me – and countless others – the definition of 'remote'.


Bless that hairy blue thing.

27 comments:

Tony Sarrecchia said...

I love(d) the sketch. Nice job with it.

Anonymous said...

There wouldn't be many who don't recognise this now remote scene! (or are there re-plays now?)Thanks for making me smile :)

Don said...

First, great job. Love it! I'd do my Grover impression, but I don't thin it'd translate well to text.

Anonynous... yes they are replaying them. It is on in the background almost every day here and they mix the old with the newer.

Ellen said...

I can hear grover's voice soo clearly! Great job!

Jim said...

Nice Job! Gotta luv the sesame street!

Sandra Romero said...

Nice illustration, I like a lot because it´s funny.

skullyflower said...

YAY Grover!!!

Holly said...

Hee Hee! Brings back good memories. Great job.

Jules said...

Good one, gotta love Grover.

The Unknown said...

Wow that takes me back. Great work!
love

Mustashrik said...

cool jeope!

better late than never ;)

[ Moseonetwenty ] said...

Great illo, brought back happy memories :))))))

Courtney said...

hahahaha, i just saw that the other day. uh...with my daughter of course. ;)

Ian T. said...

I'm impressed that you remember this from childhood! A lovely clean picture - I reckon Sesame Street should use it!

Anonymous said...

oh grover, you're so silly! love the sentimental value of this illo!
cheers,
kerry

kg said...

i can hear grover saying it! and i can hear the tippy-tap of his little feet as he runs to and fro. this is a great concept, and the illo itself is wonderful (as your stuff always is).

Alina Chau said...

This is such a clever idea!! Love it!! Great illo!!

Aravis said...

This cracked me up. I used to love Grover and his skits. Thanks for reminding me! *G* And an excellent job of drawing him, btw.

flossy-p said...

teeheeheehee. This is great! I can hear him huffing and puffing as he dashes back and forth, just thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

Very funny and cute.
wynlen

bee'nme said...

One of my FAVORITE Grover moments - thanks for the free time-travel to a remote place in history - me and my little brother watching Sesame Street together *wiping tears* Love it - you are so clever!!

Jeope said...

Wow. This l'il guy sure struck a chord. I never knew Grover was so universally adored.

Thanks, everyone!

Dave said...

"It is I, Loveable, furry ol' Grover!" how can you go wrong? We recently saw "Sesame Street Live: Super Grover - Ready for Action" Of course, Elmo stole the show, but give me Grover and Cookie Monster any day!

I love reading "The Monster at the End of This Book" to my son. It was one of my favorites growing up.

Happy day!

Dave

rubio2d said...

what a remote scene!
great! Love the bg and the textures.
Grover?? in Spain we called him CoCo!
Nice work!

Allan L. said...

You nailed it! I'm gettin' all nostalgic now. *sniff*

Anonymous said...

Ah, Grover...don't forget the Grover "hot soup" waiter gig. Nice work bro.

Andrew said...

Cute pic! Came across it looking for some grover graphics to use in a powerpoint. Can I ask your permission to use this pic in a presentation? Email me - chunk_stir at hotmail dot com for more info. thanks!