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Meeting Al

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This is a personal piece featuring 13 characters from Weird Al Yankovic albums and Al himself. I'll be seeing Al perform live in Minneaplois on May 3rd. It will be my fifth time seeing him live and I can't wait!

Drawn and colored in Photoshop CS4 on a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

-Otis

UPDATE: People have been asking who each character is...well, some are "official" Al characters that are named in songs or appear in "UHF" and some are my own interpretations of certain songs or album titles. The only non-Al characters are the bouncer and the two ladies hanging onto Al. But all in all, there are 13 characters from each of Al's 13 albums. They go from left to right, oldest to newest album, ending with Al himself re-enacting the attitude of "This Is The Life", the theme song to "Johnny Dangerously".
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JimmyDimples's avatar
Can’t believe this one slipped under my radar.  Wish I’d known about it when I attended my own Meet ‘N Greet when I saw him in Roanoke, VA on the Strings Attached tour.  Bravo!

Took a little thinking, but I recognized each person’s song from each album. Nicely done.

(And I hope and trust you had fun in your concert, too!)
SyddyGurl's avatar
THEY ARE IN ORDER (MY GUESS)....
1.) The "Gotta Boogie" guy.
2.) Retired boxer-turned-deli-owner Rocky Balboa. ('Rye or the Kaiser').
3.) The "I Want A New Duck" guy (who even looks just like Huey Lewis, LOL!).
4.) A generic polka guy ('Polka Party' album. Personally I would've put in Al's James Brown-with-a-hernia alter-ego, instead).
5.) Al's "Fat" alter-ego.
6.) Stanley Spadowski (Michael Richard's lovable janitor/TV superstar from Al's movie 'UHF').
7.) "Airline Amy".
8.) The protagonist from "Amish Paradise".
8.2.) At the Amish guy's feet, "Harvey The Wonder Hamster".
9.) The titular Truck Driver from "The Truck Driving Song" (note the high-heels).
10.) Weird Al's Bob Dylan alter-ego/impression from "Bob".
11.) Weird Al's "White & Nerdy" alter-ego.
12.) Charles Nelson Reilly; The flamboyantly campy 70's funnyman-turned-superhuman-badass in the song "C.N.R.".
13.) The Bouncer.
14.) Weird Al with two lovely ladies.
LuccaTheMan84's avatar
Is that the janitor from UHF in the line?
KelapaTambang's avatar
Very good job, Weird Al Yankovic the Comedy artist
ChoujuX's avatar
Pretty similar to the line when I met him.  Nice work!
runty's avatar
This is GORGEOUS. :heart: I LOVE how you interpreted each of his most-recognized songs as a person, each one of them leading up to Al himself! The style is also lovely! :heart:
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Naga26's avatar
I see the blonde douche-guy from "First World Problems" at the end of the line =D
OtisFrampton's avatar
This was drawn in 2012, so... um... no. That's not him. Sorry.
Naga26's avatar
i know =)
I meant, in an update of your work i'd like to see this guy from "Mandatory fun"-Album.

Sorry for my bad english ^^
Naga26's avatar
Touché =D

but WordCrimes is also for all you english first-language- speakers out there, too ^^
KristyKochanskigirl9's avatar
I recognize some of them. I think one of them is Airline Amy
BatmanCupcakes's avatar
I love how you put Stanley Spadowski in there!
TZLEDZEP22's avatar
AWSOME!!!!!!! IM A HUGE FAN OF AL'S AND THIS IS SO FAR THE BEST ART I SAW.
Max-Blast's avatar
HEY HARVEY!!


I recognized most of them. =P
PurplePhoneixStar's avatar
Nice work and I am so jealous you got to see Al!
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