A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Elementary My Dear Principle

Mr. Town is the principle of the Pinewood Community School. Kathy, the school's Instructional Assistant, contacted me about creating a caricature of him to be presented as an end of the school year gift.

She wrote me and said, "He does this funny thing on our morning televised news program where he is 'Mr. Town, Defective Detective'. He plays a kazoo and uses a magnifying glass (much like Sherlock Holmes-type guy)."

So, once again, I went to the internet for artistic direction. This time it was the hunt for images of Sherlock Holmes. (Elementary ain't it?)

Mr. Town, I learned was also a bee keeper, and a Minnesota Twins fan. Thus the bees and the baseball pennant.

This is the finished product. What do you think, my dear Watson?

School's out. I hadn't heard what Mr. Town's response was, but I figure this being summer and all, he's probably a happy little principle either way.

Update: I received an e-mail from Sherlock Mr. Town himself this morning. He said, "Hey Rick, Loved the picture. It will be hanging in a place of honor in my office. My wife thought it looked just like me. I do work in the best elementary in the world. If you are ever out here stop in. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Cris"

Thank you for those kind words Mr. Town. Maybe I should take this opportunity to go back to grade school and do a better job.


Gladys Lopez said...

is that a good thing? haha. :)

Nancy said...

Nice blog, I don't comment often but come visit me I tagged you in a fun game.

Ivanhoe said...

Dr. Watson thinks that you did an awesome job on the Principle Holmes ;o)
Have a great weekend!

vjc said...

Great job, Rick. He's one lucky man and sounds like a pretty imaginative principal too. They picked a great way to "immortalize" him!

Staci said...

I love it! I think you should visit. What a chance to be a kid again, if only for a day.

Anna Lefler said...

That's awesome - love it!

Hope all is well with you...

:-D Anna

Erika Jean said...

Great doodle!! Sounds like fun principle.

Cathy said...

Hi, Rick, I came from Nancy's blog. That is so cute! You are a great artist.