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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Famous Faces- Pee- Wee Herman

Caricature of Paul Reubens as Pee- Wee Herman

Pee-wee Herman's New Movie Is Written And Ready For The Road

Paul Reubens told an audience at the Comic-Con fan convention Thursday that he's working with
Hollywood comedy powerhouse Judd Apatow to produce a new movie.

Reubens appeared in character as Pee-wee, with his bow-tie and gray suit. He played the oddball man-child on television and in two feature films, including Tim Burton's 1985 comedy "Pee-wee's Big Adventure."
Reubens says Apatow felt strongly that the new film should return the character to his life on the road in the first movie.
He says that's what they're doing: "A road picture across the entire country."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Scribbles of Mel Blanc From the Sketchbook

Drawings of Mel Blanc by Jim McDermott

Mel Blanc
Having earned the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Caricatures from sketchbook by Jim McDermott
Bill Murray Sketch of the day.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mark Wahlberg's new Project "The Silver Linings Playbook

 Caricature of Mark Wahlberg in the "Fighter" by McDermott
Mark Wahlberg's new Project "The Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg, who teamed for the Oscar-winning film, "The Fighter" last winter, are preparing two more films together. One is a sequel to "The Fighter," and the other is  Titled, "The Silver Linings Playbook," it will feature Mark Walhberg as the lead, with a gigantic cast of A-list actresses battling it out for the co-star role.
Jennifer Lawrence In 'The Silver Linings Playbook'?Actress In Talks For Mark Wahlberg Drama
Deadline is reporting that Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell have chosen the "Winter's Bone" Oscar-nominee and future "it girl" to star in the pair's "The Fighter" followup, "The Silver Linings Playbook."

Based on a novel by Matthew Quick, it's the story of a clinically depressed man who is released from a mental hospital after a number of years, who,according to the writer's website, "formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife Nikki."

Monday, July 25, 2011


Caricature by Jim McDermott of George A. Romero in "Call of the Dead"

How to kill George A. Romero 

To spice up the “Call of the Dead” zombies mode in their new Escalation DLC, Treyarch recruited some household names. Robert Englund, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Danny Trejo as Machete are all playable characters, but the biggest star is indubitably George A. Romero, writer/director of Night of the Living Dead and other undead classics, who appears in zombie form!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Liam Neeson in Battleship (2012)

Caricature of Liam Neeson by Mcdermott
Battleship is an upcoming 2012 science fiction naval war film based on the game of the same name. The film is being directed by Peter Berg and will be released byUniversal Pictures. Starring in the film are Taylor KitschAlexander Skarsgård,Brooklyn DeckerRihanna, and Liam Neeson.


A story of an international Navy fleet engaged in a very dynamic and intense battle against an alien race is known as "The Regents". The aliens come to planet Earth, on a mission to build a power source in the ocean. Upon their visit, they come in contact with a navy fleet. The film is also purported to show both sides of the story, from the aliens’ perspective, as well as the humans.
In this film would become debut for Rihanna as an actress. Rihanna is a weapons expert analysis warship USS John Paul Jones.
According to the plan, a film script written two brothers Hoeber, Erich and Jon Hoeber is scheduled to premiere May 18, 2012.

Sketch of the Day

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sketch of the Day

Illustrations by Jim McDermott
My friends sister

Friday, July 22, 2011

Antonio Banderas Will Play Scary Guy in New Almodóvar Movie

Famous Faces - Antonio Banderas 
Caricature Sketches of Antonio Banderas
Jim here,
From the mean streets of Lowell,Ma.( home of Irish Mickey Ward ) I've been drawing most of my life. I went to the New England School of Art and Design on Newbury Street in Boston, Ma. I went out to the west coast after school and work in art and illustration for years out there. Let's the time I came back to New England It was about 90 ish? For certain personal reasons I got away from art for 4 or 5 years. It's great to be drawing again, in all the years of drawing I have done very little caricatures, I started trying them about 3 months ago for the first time and i am having so much fun and I'm looking forward to posting some new one's. Attached is one of the first 1's in color also attached is the black and white. Hope to do some more posts in color.

Antonio Banderas will play a “real psychopath” in Pedro Almodóvar’s next movie, La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), the first time the two have collaborated since 1990’sTie Me Up, Tie Me Down. (The pair also worked together on films like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, when Banderas looked like this.) Their new project, about a plastic surgeon taking revenge on his daughter’s rapist, will, according to Almodóvar, “be a terror film, without screams or scares," but surely with a gorgeous color palette.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Caricature of David Bowie

Drawing by Jim McDermott
This week in rock history, Capitol Records opened its doors, David Bowie released his debut album, John and Yoko recorded "Give Peace a Chance," the Sex Pistols were banned by the BBC, and Jeff Buckley passed away.

Celebrity Drawing of David Bowie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Rupert Murdoch Attacked By Protester With Pie To Face

Caricature of Rupert Muroch by Jim McDermott

(Daily Mail) Rupert Murdoch was given the shock of his life today as he was attacked while giving evidence to a parliamentary select committee. In extraordinary scenes, the 80-year-old’s wife Wendi and lawyer Janet Nova leapt to his defence as the assailant – identified as comedian Jonnie Marbles – hurled a plate of shaving foam ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Famous Faces Phil Silvers

Caricature of Phil Silvers by Jim McDermott

Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah." He is best known for starring in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S. Army post in which he played Sergeant Bilko

Phil Silvers
The Phil Silvers Show

Monday, July 18, 2011

Paul Giamatta Stars in "Rock of Ages" Movie-Adaptation of the Broadway Musical

Celebrity Sketch by Jim McDermott
Source reveal that famous face Paul Giamatti has just inked a deal to star in the new movie-adaptation of the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages. Paul is slated to play the manager of Stacee Jaxx's rock band.

The cast of the Adam Shankman-directed Rock of Ages continues to look better and better. Paul Giamatti is signing on to play the manager of the rock band headed by Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) in New Line's adaptation of the Broadway stage musical. Giamatti just opened in Fox Searchlight's Win Win, and won a Golden Globe for Barney's Version. He'll star in the HBO film playing Ben Bernanke in HBO's Too Big To Fail. He just wrapped the George Clooney-directed The Ides of March. Giamatti's not a singing virgin. He starred in the Bruce Paltrow-directed karaoke film Duets with Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow. He's repped by UTA and Kipperman Management.

Aside from Cruise and Giamatti, Rock of Ages has Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. Shankman is courting Amy Adams for a key role.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent Are "Freelancers"

Caricature by Jim McDermott

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson looks set to gain some heavyweight support on his next cop drama, with the news that Robert De Niro and Forrest Whitaker will join him on Freelancers.

Fiddy will play the son of a murdered NYPD officer, who gains the patronage of his father's former partner (De Niro) and joins his "rogue task force".

Caricature Sketches by Jim McDermott

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Movie Project "Freelancer" with Forest Whitaker

Art by Jim McDermott
Forest Whitaker to join 50 Cent in Freelancer.
Robert Di Nero could also take a role

 Caricature Sketch of the Day, Forest Whitaker

Friday, July 15, 2011

Color Sketch of Macaulay Culkin

Illustrations by Jim McDermott
Caricature Sketch of Macaulay Culkin

Caricature of Patriots Ben Coates

Illustration by Jim McDermott

Ben Coates

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Martin Scorsese and Barack Obama Caricature Sketches

Illustrations by Jim McDermott
Sketch of the Day
Both sketches I did from magazines I was force to look at while waiting for a ride at the Doctors office today...I was stuck for 3 hours, the good thing was, I remembered my sketchbook. Great way to pass time when stuck!
Attached: Martin Scorsese and Obama drawing.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Caricature, Adam West as Bruce Wayne in Batman 1966

Art by Jim McDermott
West was born William West Anderson

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

David Payner Caricature

Illustrations by Alan Smithee
A really bad sketch of the day of David Payner. Call it a work in progress.

Pete Postlethwaite

Art by Jim McDermott
Older sketch of  Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite, an Actor With Broad Range.

Pete Postlethwaite, a lanky, craggy-faced character actor whose range stretched from sweet sentimentality to acid menace and who was nominated for an Academy Award in 1994 for his role as the father of a man unjustly accused of terrorism in “In the Name of the Father, died (7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) on a Sunday in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. He was 64 and lived on a farm near Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

Monday, July 11, 2011

John Chambers Make-Up Artist

Illustrations by Jim McDermott
John Goodman to play John Chambers in upcoming movie "Argo" directed by Ben Affleck.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

John Goodman Caricature Color Sketch

Art by Jim McDermott
John Goodman Will Play Make-Up Artist John Chambers in Argo.

Argo, Ben Affleck‘s third film as director, sounds very promising. Based on Joshua Bearman‘s April 2007 Wired magazine article, “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue American from Tehran,” the film features Ben Affleck and Alan Arkin in key roles as part of a team of intelligence agents who are trying to extricate six men from Tehran in 1979. To do this, the agents posed as a crew preparing to shoot a big-budget sci-fi film called Argo.

Now the latest cast member is John Goodman, who’ll play one of the other real-life members of the ersatz filmmaking team.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Color Caricature of Ozzy Osbourne

Caricature by Jim McDermott
John Michael "OzzyOsbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer-songwriter and occasional actor, whose career has spanned over 40 years. As of December 2010, Osbourne has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

New Blog Vintage McDermott

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fred Gwynne Caricature Sketch

Art by Jim McDermott
Sketch of the day

Stan Lee Caricature Sketch

Art by Jim McDermott

Stan Lee (born December 28, 1922)[1] is an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.