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August 26th, 2007

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achtoonbaby:
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This is probably the ugliest painting I've ever made. I tried to do it in one sitting, but after painting that unicorn and the ugly background, I was too tired to add Larry. It took a couple of weeks before I was able to force myself to finish it.


Edge with an 'edgehog! He's sitting on Bun's cardboard mansion. He's INCREDIBLY squishy, too, like one of those stuffed animals you pick up and can't put down because it feels so good! As I've worked on this cartoon over the years, I've often thought OK, this is crazy. CRAZY! I am insane. This was one of those times.


I was really happy with this one, I've got to say. Back when I was a little kid at church camp, we did a craft project with macaroni that has stayed with me until this day. We took an empty Pringles container, cut an oval opening out of the bottom half, and covered the outside with macaroni/pasta. Then we put a flower or little junk figurine inside the container so you could see it through the opening. Best part: while we were at some other activity, the adults spray painted our macaroni creations GOLD. They looked so classy! I was really toying with the idea of painting Adam here gold, but the size/shape of the seeds were too similar and it would have lost its Adamness. Still wanna do it, though...


I painted this while watching Pulp Fiction on the last day of summer vacation, traditionally the second most depressing day of the year. (Most depressing day: first day back at school after winter break. It just is.) I sent the cartoon to Matt last Sunday and he's been sitting on it for a week.

I'm actually kind of proud of this one because it was not easy! His lips are a little on the plump side here, but I kind of like them better that way. :)
 
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From:chelsea_doll
Date:August 26th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
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Pantyhose Edge! Oh, that's brilliant!!!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! He seemed like the obvious (i.e. easiest) choice.
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From:make_me_irish
Date:August 26th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Woah! Those are awesome, I love the Adam one, that's really creative.

The Edge doll is so cute :)
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
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You should totally try to make them too!
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From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
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My (or perhaps I should say Edge's) hedgehog is a hand puppet. You can make him clap his little hands or hide his face in shame. :D

Thank you!
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From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I think the good folks at Target would give my cart--loaded with pantyhose and baby clothing--a funny look. :D
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From:fiveandfour
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Nothing says "Larry" like unicorns and rainbows

Oh, so true. All that picture needs is a Care Bear or Cabbage Patch Doll to get a full Larry trifecta!

Those are hilarious. Thanks for sharing them here (I hardly ever get to @U2 any more -- don't know why).
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure Care Bears were an option when I was looking at paint by number sets. A close second to unicorns and rainbows.

All I ask is that you visit the site once a month. :)
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From:tinamachina
Date:August 26th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Off-topic: I LOL'd @ your icon.
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From:fiveandfour
Date:August 27th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
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I believe I got it from the U2 icon community here, so it's takeable. It was made by echo.
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From:canadanne
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Edgehog, LMAO... that would make such a great LJ username.

I laughed out loud at Adam's pasta 'fro. :D
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Words cannot express how satisfying it was to line up the pasta in the glue. It's even the right color!
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From:jevoislerouge
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Okay... rotini-haired Adam?? I'm in love.
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Hee hee! Easiest hair EVER.
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From:sarah1313
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I love your pasta Adam! And the Bono painting is really good too.
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Awesome icon. Thank you!
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From:sapphires13
Date:August 26th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
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That Edgedoll is the most disturbing/amazing thing I've ever seen. At first I was like "OMG, I want one!" and then I was like "No, no, no, I'd get creeped out every time I looked at it" It's fantastic. As is the rest, especially Pasta-Adam. I'm quite obsessed with Adam's fro, and Rotini is my favourite pasta ever.... it's a SIGN.
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 26th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
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You have pretty much summed up my feelings for my Edge doll.

There he is, sitting across the room from me, holding his hedgehog with his little ankles crossed. Creeeeeepyyyy.
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From:tinamachina
Date:August 26th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
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I WANNA MAKE AN EDGE DOLL, TOO! (as if I don't have enough projects--needlepoint, knitting, scrapbooking...)

Awesome, as always!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 27th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
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Thank ya!

If you want to make a doll of one of them, Edge is the way to go. Infinitely easier than the others, you can tell.
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From:hippiegal22
Date:August 27th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
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I want an velvet Bono!!!
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 27th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm seriously surprised people aren't selling these on street corners. Surely I can't be the first person to have thought of this...?
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From:valkyrie_lisa
Date:August 27th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Those are so incredibly awesome. I would buy every one of them from you if I could. Pantyhose Edge would be the perfect companion for watching a scary movie alone in the middle of the night. And I never realized Bono has thin lips until just now.
From:achtoonbaby
Date:August 27th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank you.

His lips have become smaller and smaller as the years have passed (happens to everybody). If you look photos of B when he was young, mmmmm nice. :)
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From:boriel
Date:September 3rd, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
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someone posted a pic of this on u2.com with a link to your journal and instructions on how to make this.. i love this! i could never make this. you should make more and sell them! if they were not that expensive, i'd buy one for sure.

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