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Friday, January 27, 2006


This is my picture for Illustration Friday. The theme is glamour. "Glamour" was drawn on the back of the June 28 page from a Get Fuzzy desk calendar then cleaned up and colored with Photoshop.

Ah glamour. Being a child of the seventies, when I hear the word glamour the first thing I think of is Glamour Rock. So, that is what I drew. A glamour rock.
David Bowie, T. Rex, Iggy Pop, Traffic (Boner!), The New York Dolls and Roxy Music were some of my favorites. I was so influenced by them that one day after school I came home and put on a bunch of my mother's makeup. Needless to say my parents were not impressed. For the next two years I was forced to play sports and received weekly lectures about the dangers of homosexuality. I find it odd that when my parents feared I might be gay they thought the best thing to do was enroll me in several activities that always ended with men showering together.

Do you love Glamour Rock? Will you love me?


  • I love glamour rock! She's (or he's) got a deadly widow's peak!

    By Anonymous krista, at 14:54  

  • that's very crazy and funny, cool!

    By Blogger Q. E. Kids, at 16:55  

  • your rock is glamourous! and you are hilarious!!! i love the low spark of the high heel boys and Brian Ferry has always been one of my faves! i am so glad that you always take everything to a fun and thought provoking level! love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 16:59  

  • Only you could come up with a glamour rock!! LOLOLOLOL

    By Blogger Teri C, at 17:14  

  • OMG - glamour rock - rocks! I love the NY Dolls and I especially love the Unknown XXXOOO

    By Blogger Lee, at 17:43  

  • Well, I grew up on old fashioned hard rock, but I do like your glamour rock, and I always did(and still do) like David Bowie. love

    By Blogger Janet, at 17:55  

  • I love your glamour rock.

    Experimenting with your mom's makeup seems to have paid off. Your glamour rocks' is done to perfection.

    ooh la la



    By Blogger Sandy, at 18:02  

  • I note there was no mention of Gary Glitter although there was mention of a Boner. At least the other glam boys have (relatively speaking) behaved themselves.

    Pump up the volume and pump out the love.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 18:46  

  • LOL your rock is great...and I am so impress that you dabbled in make-up!
    Funny, my mom did the same thing to my brother...the sports thing...good grief!

    BTW...lot of love!

    By Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails, at 20:10  

  • You rock, Glamster (not related to hamster).


    By Blogger andrea, at 21:25  

  • So lats shake with the rock. hehehh.. good humor... :) hehehhh

    By Blogger ShaManiak, at 22:28  

  • krista: Somewhere out there Eddie Munster is crying.

    q. e. kids: Thanks!

    valgalart: Oh, you. (blush) Thanks Love. :-)

    teri c: Hmm... pet rocks were a hit. Maybe I could sell glam rocks.

    lee: :-)

    janet: Oh, I like it all.

    sandy: Thanks. Done to perfection?!
    Eek it looks like a drag queen. :-)

    detlef: Well, I can't mention them all!

    lyn: Thanks. Parents are freaks. Someday I will be a freak too.

    andrea: I like hamsters. Not like Richard Gere but I like hamsters.

    shamaniak: Yeah! Shake that rock thang!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 00:45  

  • I love glamour roc!Wonderful...

    By Anonymous marc, at 01:45  

  • Brilliant!

    Perhaps your mother was more worried that you looked better than her in make-up.... at that time I always fancied the men in make-up much more than those without it...


    P.S. Wouldn't you be obsessed with word verification if it kept on saying things to you!

    By Blogger Caroline, at 03:59  

  • Glamour Rock rocketh - thanks for the big smile on my face right now.
    I missed the 70s due to becoming a freak to two little boys, spent the time listening to all my 60s music and Sesame Street songs (being green by kermit the frog comes to mind .)

    By Blogger 'Zann, at 05:18  

  • A glamorous stone. LOL, Unique indeed.

    By Anonymous Paula, at 06:56  

  • LOL,love it !

    By Blogger Katili, at 09:01  

  • Humorous work here. I also love your IF: cat peice. It's very well done and entertaining.

    By Blogger Tiffy, at 09:41  

  • I wonder what ever happened to my pet rock. Never gave it a thought until I saw your glamour pic.

    This is gonna bug me now all day.

    By Blogger Shane, at 15:32  

  • glam rock sucks (oh but.. aha!) with the exception of Roxy Music.. :)

    (my granddaughter told me..)
    (i won't repeat what my great grandson says about the subject..)

    By Blogger ChrisBrus, at 16:18  

  • LOL very funny!

    By Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt, at 16:52  


    By Blogger Anonymous, at 16:54  

  • Agree with Sandy, you have makeup down to a fine art. Where is the bad art?? Love.

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 16:55  

  • love love love love love that cutie rockie!

    hee thanks for giving me a hug...

    By Anonymous irvine, at 17:01  

  • Your rock rocks :) Love the interpretation.

    By Anonymous Ayelet, at 17:45  

  • Yes.. yes.. TRES GLAM! It's a 'glam slam!!' (sorry for the bad pun) hehehe...

    By Blogger Abbie, at 18:24  

  • great glamrock, the unknown! made me laugh. and that's saying a lot as I just woke up.


    By Blogger Stephen, at 18:25  

  • Very funny blog you have here, Unknown! The GW, straw, and vaccuum post was fun. Thanks for the kind words on my blog today!

    By Blogger Mike Thompson, at 18:28  

  • Wow! Lots of glamourous love here. If I were a man, I would be like Bowie. :o) I love him... And I love you and your show off rock! (teehee)...

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 20:24  

  • HA ! HA !! Fun clever idea!! Love it!

    By Blogger Alina Chau, at 20:49  

  • I've never really been a rock person{more a cat person} but I have to say these are the most glamorous rocks i've ever seen,and i've seen a lot. I'm especially jealous of show off-they're nicer than mine

    By Blogger HARDWAX, at 21:32  

  • OoooOOooo .. Glamour rock! (literally)

    She looks super faaaabulous dah-link :)

    By Blogger marina, at 22:18  

  • stone thats all you will get from me even though i love glam rock oh ok you get love

    By Blogger RedT0pMedusa, at 23:59  

  • That's great, love it! Thanks for your comments on my blog too btw.

    By Blogger Amanda, at 00:02  

  • Lol...Cool illo...really like 'Cats' too..I'd say the 6 hrs spent on that one was more than worth it :) Thanks for dropping by my blog...Here's some love from me *hands it over* :D

    By Blogger ratlion, at 02:32  

  • Very funny way to see the glamour! Original. Thanks for you comment.

    By Blogger Gise, at 05:52  

  • Too funny! Love the hair! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    By Anonymous Shea, at 06:23  

  • Hehe nice turn on thr theme! Glam Rock crossed my mind, but I would'nt have thought of Glam Rocks. I'm a child of the 70's too, my top Glam band was Slade. Also love Roxy and their stranger early stuff, got into Iggy later. I'm sure you looked splendid!
    GlamLove. RockLove. NiceMake-upLove. ...:::O

    By Blogger modroom, at 06:41  

  • not a glam-rock gal myself, but i do love Queen... funny, good play-on-words... i am so laughing at the eyeless blue eyelids.


    By Blogger kg, at 07:09  

  • LOL! My grandaughter made me one of those! Good idea for theme!

    By Blogger Joe, at 09:08  

  • * grin * a glamorous stone !!
    Great work... love the different approach !!

    By Anonymous Esther, at 09:28  

  • She rocks. He rocks too. : )

    By Blogger kan, at 10:44  

  • lovely glamour rock
    i have love for the rock and you

    By Anonymous Draconas, at 11:17  

  • LOve the glamour rock. I see glamour rocks all the time- But not like yours.

    By Blogger Shano, at 11:36  

  • Whooop Dee! Soooo much Love!

    marc: Thanks! Rock on!

    caroline: The makeup skills I have, have served me well over the years. "Drama Geek"
    EEK! The word verification just said: carolineowesmemoney! :-)

    'zann: Thanks. I remember that first muppets album. It rocked. (Umm... so to speak.)

    paula: :-)

    katili: Wee Hee! thanks!

    tiffy: Thank you. :-)

    shane: Maybe if you adopt a new pet rock you won't feel so guilty for losing your other pet.

    chrisbrus: Bah! What do they know. :-)

    taittmes: :-)

    sandbox: Who said anything is wrong with transvestites?

    sandbox: The bad art is in my pocket. Why don't you go look for it in there.

    irvine: :-) Thanks and you're welcome.

    ayelet: Rock on!

    abbie: No worries. We like bad puns here.

    stephen: Cool!
    I love P-town!

    mike thompson: Thanks and you are welcome!

    merlinprincesse: "If I were a man, I would be like Bowie." Yeah... well, I tried it. It's not that easy.

    alina chau: :-) Thanks Love.

    hardwax: I always like when men compare their boulders. :-)

    marina: SHE!? That's a boy rock. You couldn't tell?

    redt0pmedusa: It's a picture of your old boyfriend after you turned him to stone.

    amanda: :-) Cute avatar.

    ratlion: Whoop Dee! Thanks!

    gise: :-)

    shea: I modeled the hair after my own. I look like Dorothy Hamill.

    modroom: Thanks. If only I had some boots like yours!

    kg: Thanks! I remember my mother wearing eyeshadow like that. EEK!

    joe: Your Grandmother made you a Glam Rocker!? How cool is that! Your Grandma Rocks!

    esther: Thanks!

    joli noir perle: It's a man baby!

    draconas: Thanks! :-)

    shano: Really where?

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 12:42  

  • You rock! Your rock rocks! Glam rocks! What's not to love? This is, as always, very funny and lots of fun. Love:>

    By Blogger carla, at 13:30  

  • carla: Thanks! :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 13:32  

  • Oh, My...This is great! Glamour rock is awesome...Those were the days! I love your story about your childhood! My parents did some pretty interesting stuff ,too...

    By Blogger Alexa Brett, at 13:49  

  • have been busy being awake-so i am late again as usual. 'love this glamour rock and thanks for sharing a part of you to us. you are really naughty then isn't it or just full of love--!

    By Blogger isay, at 13:53  

  • oh oh looks like I'm taking up the tail end of all this love.
    your galmour rocks are rock solid. :) and so are you.

    By Blogger Toni, at 14:03  

  • it´s very good!!

    By Blogger laura, at 14:27  

  • Ha ha! Excellent story "unknown"! And the Glamour rock illustrated pun's the icing on the cake.

    By Blogger steve, at 14:48  

  • i love your glamour rock!! you rock!

    By Blogger JoE, at 15:54  

  • much love to rock-around-the-clock-rock...are you saying this is a boy rock in drag?
    I thought it was a balc guy rock with a dressed up chick, Tarts are not so bright...but they finally get it!

    Love, Love, Love...

    The Tart & The Fireman!

    PS....honey Unknown, we would like you to bedeck your fine self into Anon's Strappy Foot-wear-dress & Boob this possible?

    By Blogger The Tart, at 16:06  

  • Superb. Get Fuzzy desk calendar... I had one last year, but it didn't serve me as well as yours has the last couple of weeks. Love and peace.

    By Blogger Twisselman, at 17:09  

  • OF COURSE IT'S POSSIBLE! He tried the boob hat on at my place };-}

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 18:05  

  • Love ... especially with new hat ...

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 18:05  

  • I almost went this direction. Glad I didn't. You illustrated it perfectly.

    By Blogger IdiotHead, at 21:58  

  • And if I were a man I would probably be gay or bi.... YEP. But I'm soooo straight. Just a phantasm. Looooved David
    Love to ya.

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 22:13  

  • very clever! I love it!

    By Blogger Levi, at 22:17  

  • Very original! And kinda funny! I love it when artists really work in a concept! I am not as good at illustrations like that! Wonderful work! Brandi

    By Blogger Brandi, at 22:42  

  • love it, rockstar!

    By Blogger Rectite23, at 22:45  


    By Blogger Kaladda, at 22:46  

  • alexa brett: Wee Hee. Thanks!

    isay: Hmm... I'm really naughty. hee, hee.

    toni kelly: Yes. My head is like a rock.

    laura: :-)

    steve: Thanks! :-)

    joe: No! You rock!

    jody: Thanks to you and the fireman. Yes. I like boobs on my head. :-)

    twisselman: Thanks. My desk calendar is really old. I just have this thing about holding onto scatch paper.

    anonymous: And for you I would wear it anytime. :-)

    idiothead: Ha! Thanks!

    merlinprincesse: I don't think my girlfriend would like it if I were gay.

    levi: :-)

    brandi: Thanks! (blush)

    rectite23: :-)

    kaladda: Rock On!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 22:48  

  • glamour rock has a heart of stone. i'm glad i'm not gay or into rockosexual, cuz she'd break my heart.

    By Blogger Catnapping, at 01:24  

  • Funny illo; great blog.

    By Anonymous Carol, at 04:12  

  • This is the first time I visited. Your blog is so funny! I'm going to have to visit more often. And I don't think it's bad art!

    By Blogger donna, at 06:30  

  • Glam Rock is funny. But not as funny as the name of your blog - I wish I'd thought of it!


    By Blogger MjM, at 07:32  

  • Oh wow! What can I say. You Rock!!!

    By Blogger Large Art, at 11:59  

  • Sorry now it says


    and then it said



    By Blogger Caroline, at 12:14  

  • Does that second one sound rude?

    its back to rubbish now - qqqebsg


    By Blogger Caroline, at 12:15  

  • Hysterical! Both the illustration and the story. You're right about your parents' faulty logic. Still has me giggling. *G*

    By Blogger Aravis, at 13:39  

  • Loved your story and the Rock Art!

    By Blogger V, at 14:25  

  • xoxo
    the dangers of homosexuality...that is never a good talk.

    By Blogger Andrea, at 14:42  

  • I think my boyfriend would like it if I were.... ARGH anyway..... What I meant is: If I would be a man, I WOULD BE Bowie....Anyway...
    I Don't understand at all what I say. After all, I don't speak English.... Only Borg

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 14:44  

  • haha i love glamour rock

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14:50  

  • She looks maavelous! Luv!

    By Blogger scribblesk, at 17:50  

  • Always fun to see your cartoon for the week!

    By Blogger AscenderRisesAbove, at 18:17  

  • Giggle...I think some love is in order

    By Blogger diosaperdida, at 00:44  

  • it is cool..I like that glamour rock..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 01:21  

  • HA HA HA, LOVE IT! Very cool.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 05:36  

  • Here lies comedy in its best wig.

    By Blogger Roz Foster, at 07:01  

  • Truly hysterical!! Thanks for the laugh, love!!

    By Blogger D. Maria, at 09:45  

  • Ummm T-Rex

    By Blogger String, at 10:31  

  • no my old boyfriend resembled a pile of shit once i turned him to stone.

    By Blogger RedT0pMedusa, at 13:28  

  • LOL LOL LOL. What a hussy that rock is! Your story reminds me of the birth scene in the "The Meaning of Life." After the mother gives birth, she asks if it's a boy or a girl. The doctor replies "I think it's a little early to start imposing roles, don't you?"

    By Blogger Tony LaRocca, at 14:14  

  • catnapping: HE still might break your heart. It's a boy rock!

    carol: Thanks! :-)

    donna: Thanks! Do and thanks!

    mjm: Ha! Thanks.

    large art: What great praise from a KickAss artist!

    caroline: urincredit sounds like something you need for a pay toilet.
    Maybe you can read word verification like tarot?

    aravis: :-)

    v: Loved your love.

    big a: HA!

    merlinprincesse: Wait. Your boyfriend would like it if you were gay or if you were a man?

    lukwarmluxe: I love you.

    scribblesk: HE! HE!

    ascenderrisesabove: You mean tri-weekly.

    diosaperdida: Hmm... could I see the rest of the menu?

    unknown anonymous: Thanks.

    andrea edwards: :-)

    roz foster: LOL!

    d. maria: :-)

    string: Hell yeah! The band not the dino. Although, the dino is pretty cool too.

    redt0pmedusa: Your old boyfriend resembled a pile of poop before you turned him to stone. ;-)

    tony larocca: Ha. Good scene.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 14:49  

  • My dear, it was only a JOKE!
    My English is purrrrrfect!

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 15:26  

  • great minds...

    By Blogger Andrea, at 15:40  

  • Where did my comment go? It was here the last time I checked in...

    By Anonymous catnapping, at 17:47  

  • I love your brand of humor! =)

    90 comments...HOly sheisa!

    P.S. I gotta ask...How the heck do u manage to update the number of comments people give and not pass out doing so? Do you have an automatic feature?

    By Blogger Sdit., at 20:18  

  • never had a thing for blondes but SHE rocks my socks! love

    By Blogger transience, at 01:06  

  • oh what a lovely sexy rock. your illustrations always make me smile.

    By Blogger Jaimie, at 08:38  

  • merlinprincesse: I know. :-)

    big a: HA!

    catnapping: ??? I didn't change anything?

    the artist formerly known as sdit: Sweet Jesus! I hope that isn't going to be your name forever!
    The most comments I've ever gotten! (blush)
    For me it is fun to reply to every comment in some way. Keeping track of everything is time consuming. I do not have an automatic system. I do however sacrifice small animals to the Lords of Time. In return for my praise they grant me "NoTime" which allows me to keep things updated without losing sleep.

    transcience: He! For the last time everyone, it's a BOY rock! He! Er... and thanks. :-)

    jaimie: And your love makes me smile. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 16:26  

  • The glamour rock must be sitting on it!

    I made a crack about his stones!

    By Blogger Catnapping, at 01:24  

  • Is his friend bald or just a stone head? Sorry--bad pun. Cool illo.

    By Blogger Tony Sarrecchia, at 11:44  

  • catnapping: Ha! You're punny.

    tony: Whoo Hoo! Nice one.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 11:11  

  • I've decided to put a comment because I think it is the first time that you get so near the hundred of comment. So I will be the 98th, and also I haven't put any comment on that one yet. Not because I don't like the illo, not because I don't laugh at your text, but just because I didn't find anything intelligent to say and when it happens, I don't say anything.

    And I take this opportunity to say to you that your blog is the one that makes me laugh out loud the more often. And your art, even it's very bad (and sometimes it is very, very bad) is finally very, very good because it goes to the essential, though I don't know what that is.

    So probably my comment will never be in the book of art they will do on your work in fifty years, at the MOMA in a great retrospective of your art! *sigh*

    By Blogger Clo, at 21:27  

  • To help my lil'sis, I will post this 99th comment so if you answer those, you willlllll be the 100th! Yep. Hurray!

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 10:58  

  • clo: If I always waited until I had something intelligent to say I would never talk. Thanks for the lovely comments. When they do finally publish the art book of this blog I'll make sure this comment gets put in. I sure hope it isn't 50 years from now though. I'd like to young enough to enjoy all the glory.

    merlinprincesse: Thanks! 100! Whoop Dee!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 17:57  

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