Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Overcoming the humble start of being born in a tin shack in Tennessee, having his mom die and his dad run off when he was just a year old, being raised by his grandparents and picking cotton as a boy, Isaac Hayes would teach himself to play piano, organ and saxophone and go on to become a music icon. He won an Academy Award, Three Grammy Awards and became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died yesterday at age 65.

Also...While I was taking a long weekend at the beach with my family, my blog was highlighted by The Star Ledger staff reporter Kelly Heyboer. I have doodled over Kelly's byline on a number of occasions and wanted to say thanks to Kelly and the entire staff of the Ledger for keeping New Jersey informed and providing me with daily inspiration and a fresh supply of newsprint.

  1. August 11, 2008 -

    great portrait of him! I heard that and thought...so young!

  2. August 11, 2008 -

    Great drawing and great article about your blog. I'll be adding those links to my bookmarks.

  3. August 22, 2008 -

    I have to agree that this is great. I'd love to see a show all of these matted and framed.

  4. August 23, 2008 -

    Thanks Rich, so kind of you to say....I've done over a hundred portrait doodles in the last six months...they're starting to pile up.

  5. Donald
    September 26, 2008 -

    Congrats on the mention in the Star Ledger!