Unflattering Mark Maynard

Here’s the end product of my hour-and-a-half long session with Reverend Aitor, who, by the way, was a really nice guy. As he’s from Toronto, we talked a lot about Degrassi Jr High.


While certainly unflattering, it could have been worse… At least the Reverend chose to portray me as human, and not some hybrid pig-man creature, like my friend Doug Skinner did that one time.

Speaking of Doug, he and some friends were getting together in New York this evening to mark the first anniversary of John Keel’s death. Keel was lucky to have such dedicated friends, and I hope they’re having a great time, watching old videos, reading his letters aloud, and such. It’s a testament to the author and researcher that people like Doug, and Larry “Ratso” Sloman still care about him so much.

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  1. Knox
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    He’s missing the profuse sweating. Otherwise this is pretty accurate as far as I can tell.

  2. Posted July 12, 2010 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I love the “this is you” arrow at the top. Just incase you weren’t sure. I think it’s a pretty awesome portrait :)

  3. Kim
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    This guy is great. He should be doing police sketches. Can you imagine how cool that would be?

  4. EL
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    This really is quite awesome. If I didn’t know who’d done the sketch, you could probably convince me that Robert Crumb is your uncle and that on holiday last year he drew you after you’d had too much chocolate and whiskey.

    Maybe you can get Aitor to animate a twice yearly cartoon with this character as the star. A three-minute short. Maybe an offshoot of Dreamland Tonight. Marionette M comes to life with all the sickness within the real Mark manifest in the cartoon version of puppet Mark. It’d be deep, man, really deep.

  5. Ventas
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Blood Sport?
    After hours and hours drinking wine in the sun with the niece of the alcalde, I came to the conclusion that it was a matter of perspective.
    Like the entirety of existence.
    A great poet said that 90% of life is wasted time.

  6. Posted July 14, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    First person to get this tattooed life-size on the back of their head, wins $20.

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