Today is a sad day for comedy. It marks the end of an era for one of the most entertaining men on television. Not that Conan O’Brien will be gone by any stretch – on the contrary, I’m sure he’ll emerge from this debacle with a stronger following than ever, but the mere thought that he may not return to the late night scene makes me question whether or not I’ll watch late night talk shows at all anymore.
However, while mainstream television comedy may be suffering, the local Chicago comedy scene has just grown a bit funnier. The Puterbaugh Sisterz along with comic / producer Adam Guerino and DJ Greg Haus will be starting a new night of comedy and good times. You may recall this awesome team-up from their previous collaboration, the hilarious “Glitter Party” video, which is posted below. This new show will be called Nightcaps, a Late Night Cabaret, and they will feature all forms of live entertainment. You’ll find the show at 11:00pm every last Friday of the month at Berlin (Belmont and Sheffield). As I already have the great pleasure of socializing with these folks, I was also granted the further privilege of designing their first poster for this series.
The first two wallpapers this week commemorate both of these events.
The next wallpaper is from an image that I created to sell at auction to raise money for Bethlehem Farm, in West Virginia. I missed the fundraiser event this year, but from what I hear, it was a great success. The farm is a Catholic mission, and a great cause. If you want to check them out, you’ll find them on the web at www.bethlehemfarm.net.
The fourth wallpaper you’ll find below is an image of a squirrel that I illustrated for a Vanderbilt University social networking site. Really? Yes. I think it’s kind of cool, so I turned it into a wallpaper. So what? Wanna fight about it?
And guess what … THERE’S AN EXTRA WALLPAPER! That’s right folks, after my nearly two month hiatus, I found the time to create not only four, but FIVE new images. “Where do you find the time?” you might be wondering. Good question. Don’t worry, though, I didn’t really strain myself creating this one. I made this camera icon to use in some tutorial videos I’ve been working on, and I thought it was neat, so I gave it a metal/glossy texture and there you have it.
It’s all for you. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
- Mike Lloyd