Five years to the day that I started working on “Family Guy” was a Sunday that I spent drawing gifts for the people whom I felt had a hand in putting me on the show. From my co-worker Mick Cassidy, who put in a good word for me when I applied for the job, to my “phone buddy,” Brei Brantley, whom I would often speak to before being connected to producer Shannon Smith when making follow-up calls on available spots, and to the very people who interviewed me, not one, but FOUR PEOPLE: Shannon, animation associate producer Brent Crowe, and supervising directors James Purdum and Peter Shin. You bet your ass that interview was scary as hell. I think it was on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, but I could be wrong. Either way, it is indisputable that the following week on Monday, April 27 was my very first day working on the show.
These gift drawings see the return of Lois Griffin as Yukari Hayasaka of “Paradise Kiss” fame. They were penciled with a blue Prismacolor Col-Erase pencil, inked with a Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen, and colored with warm grey Prismacolor markers on S143 Maruman watercolor paper postcards.
For more of my FG/ParaKiss pieces, check out the following entries: