For the past few days, we've had the most amazing fall days here. Clear blue skies, mild temperatures, very breezy with the most beautiful fall leaves you could ever see. I've been trying to embrace these fleeting moments, because I know it will be over way too soon. Much like this month. Jeez, where has all the time gone? October is half over!
Anyway, I finally finished up my Boo Berry piece and thought that today was a good day to post it. These fantastic autumn days have been giving me flashbacks to my childhood. I remember on Saturdays like these, getting up and watching cartoons, eating a big bowl of sugary cereal, and then going outside to play all afternoon. Ah, the good ol' days.
Two years ago I drew Count Chocula for the Monster Cereal blog's fan art month. (I'm disappointed to report that the Monster Cereal's blog is no longer available. It was a fun site with all things Monster Cereal related.) I decided that I wanted to do my version of Boo Berry this year. He doesn't necessarily 'go with' my old Count piece, although I suppose he could. One year I'll try to take on all three characters at once and in the same style. My new Boo Berry borrows heavily from the actor, Peter Lorre, who undoubtedly was the inspiration for the original character in the first place.
In addition here's the first ever Boo Berry commercial:
Also: To those of you who may have been worried that I might have Monster Cereal deficiency, never you mind. I've been eating it for the past two weeks!