Friday, 3 December 2010
But enough about me - here are today's submissions for Day Five of Jessica Fletcher Week 2010:
David O'Connell! As well as being a mega-talented drawing-dude, David is also an old pro at Jessica Fletcher Week: he sent in a rather spooky Jessica last year! I didn't think he could really improve on that drawing - but check out this lot! We've got four lady detectives in the same drawing! And look how cute they are! You could almost mistake this drawing for a screenshot of America's Next Top Model or something. Jessica Fletcher would easily win that too, especially in that suit. But yes - a brilliant drawing. Thank you so much David!
Lizz Lunney for you? Like David, Lizz was kind enough to send in a drawing for last year's Jessica Fletcher Week - and just like David, Lizz has managed to surpass her previous submission. I mean, a Jessica Fletcher theme tune?!?! Yes please! I would listen to that. I would dance to that. All together now: Jessica Fletcher - so wise! Jessica Fletcher - so old! Jessica Fletcha-cha-cha - so coooOOOOooool!
Felt Mistress, I think we can detect some 80s influences with this Jessica. I'm talking about the era, not Jessica's age in years. Yes - look at the bright pink background, the giant collar, the earrings. I would say that this Jessica Fletcher is about to solve a murder in Dallas (the television show) or something. Ugh - I would pay good money to see that crossover. I would also pay good money to buy Felt Mistress some cake to say thank you!
sent in a Monster during the Summer event I did. Thanks Nick - I acknowledge you as my superior when it comes to puns.
Crispin Finn - who you may remember from last year! This drawing gets bonus points for using white text on orange - I'm a sucker for that. It's like the lemon drizzle cake of design! Love it. But now I'm hungry and thinking about cake...
Juan's elite crack squad of Spanish drawers! Juan says that Pablo is super cool and that they've been friends for ages. I don't know whether Pablo has a beard or not so I can't comment on that. Either way, thanks Juan! Thanks Pablo!
Dan. Dan is a super-talented drawer who is doing a great Advent Countdown at the moment. I can't wait for him to make a comic - just like he promised me he would, right Dan? I mean, Jessica Fletcher wouldn't want you to waste your talent - and would you really want to disappoint her? No you would not!
a review? Well, Christian, the guy who wrote it, was kind enough to send in this Jessica Fletcher! I might not know a lot about colour design or anything, but he has clearly gone for a super directional look that embodies the eternal quest for truth that Jessica undergoes. Or...um...something? Either way, this Jessica also includes a rude joke for you! Everyone's happy! Thank you Christian!
Caption! I had a great time and was excited about seeing somewhere that wasn't London (or my bedroom) - but the real exciting story was that I met some nice people! One of them was Jack! And look - he's even sent in a Jessica Fletcher Week, that's how nice he is! Thank you Jack! And yes, Happy Jessica Fletcher Week everyone!
Dan's incredible drawing talent. He's a super nice dude but also one of the hardest workers - I don't think he ever stops, to be honest. And he was also nice enough to help me with some pen questions. What an all-round brilliant guy. And what an all-round great Jessica. And by 'great,' I obviously mean 'arousing.'
Palmer! He's drawn everyone's favourite detective as a svelte glamazon - ready to solve mysteries with her trusty magnifying glass and a sensible sweater. She can do anything she wants! Thank you very much for this, Palmer! You are owed so many pancakes, it's not even funny!
Philippa Rice agrees with me on this so it must be true... oh... hang on...
Luke Pearson. This drawing has everything - a typewriter, a confused-looking Jessica, a WHOLE BUNCH of murder and even a cameo by me! Can you spot me? I hope so! But yes - Luke has once again worked his magic on something. Thanks Luke! I can't wait to high five you whilst you draw more pictures for me. Lots of pictures. A million pictures! All for me!!!
Michael Kupperman - a proper drawer who even has his own Wikipedia page! He's used his drawing skills to pay homage to Jessica and her magnifying glass - but in particular, her wrinkly eyes. It's a little known fact, but I read once that Jessica often uses these eye wrinkles to hypnotize people into confessing to murders they didn't commit. It makes sense when you think about it. I'm really excited that Michael sent this in and I'm sorry that I pestered him on Twitter about it. But it was totally worth it. Michael - I promise not to badger you for another drawing of Jessica Fletcher for at least 11 months! Until then, I totally owe you one.
first Jessica Fletcher last year. Not only that, but he sent this in the mail from Spain and even got the lovely Juanjo, Pablo and Jose to send in brilliant drawings. Now that's dedication! And look at his Jessica! She's in Madrid and you just know that she's about to solve a murder. And that camera around her neck will help somehow - because that's the sort of gal our Jessica is. A brilliant one. Who solves murders and goes jogging and can type like a demon. But yes - Juan, thanks for all the hard work! I can't wait to see what you do next year! Maybe you and your friends could make a musical or something?
So yeah...that's it. Jessica Fletcher Week 2010 is officially over! And wasn't it a blast? And if you still want to draw a Jessica, then maybe I can schedule in a special bonus day next week? It's up to you. The important thing is that everyone had a nice time. I know I had a brilliant week - it was amazing to get so many submissions. Amazing and a little surprising! Also, I really do recommend Murder, She Wrote as a television show. It is good fun. Stop being such a snob and enjoy it!
Thanks again to everyone that submitted something! I hope I included everything - it all got a bit hectic! And thanks to everyone that swung by to read it! Like my drawing says at the top of this page, you best start preparing for next time...