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El-Mo and The Count by JonnyBCartoonMan El-Mo and The Count by JonnyBCartoonMan

This is obviously inspired by last week's "vonderful" Sesame Street episode paying homage to the indefectible Jerry Nelson. In watching the episode’s street story (which was finally filmed in December of 2012), it felt bittersweet to be hearing Jerry and Kevin Clash voicing their characters (through prerecorded tracks); which implies (to me, at least) that there was a lot planned in advance before the show was shot. At any rate, it is amazing knowing that they were both involved with this special episode in some way in spite of recent events.

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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful!
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fandomverse95 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Writer
fabulous ah ah ah
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CartoonistType Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice touch of having the Count's cape reflect what it actually was in the episode
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mimitchi33 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Artist
Hi,
I got here from your post on Muppet Central. Just want to let you know that this is a GREAT fan-art!
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raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

this is a wonderful piece.

I use to have "Elmo says boo" on video as a kid and the Count was my favourite sesame street character. It is so tragic that Jerry Nelson passed away. he was a talented Muppeteer.

 

nice work

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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Great as always, Jonny. BTW, there's another Sesame T-shirt contest www.toughpigs.com/welovefine-s… & I'm fresh out of ideas. You have any helpful suggestions?
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JonnyBCartoonMan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
So I've heard. I'm still thinking about what I should do, although if you want to improve on the Fraggle t-shirt design you made, I would say start with a simple idea (e.g. Cookie eating cookies). Just my two cents. There's a lot of leeway to think of one and submit it before the deadline, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Well, one idea I just thought of would maybe be a selection of a bunch of SS's musician characters scrambled about. There'd also be a caption that says "The word on the street is... Symphony"

There'd be the Honkers, a Dinger, Don Music, Hoots, Prairie, Rosita, Polly Darton, Little Jerry & the Monotones, Little Chrissy & the Alphabeats, the Oinker Sisters, Placido Flamingo, Count, Ernie, Telly & many other characters that can play instruments.

That sound good?
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JonnyBCartoonMan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, that would be a neat design. I think if the idea speaks to you, then go for it. ;)
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Actually, coming up with these design ideas has been a lot easier than I thought.

Only problem is that my dad & siblings have been telling me to dum in down to just the major well-known characters (Big Bird, Cookie, Ernie & Bert, Elmo, Oscar, Grover, Count, etc.), but there's MILLIONS of shirts like that! I have ideas that involve the OTHER great characters!

They've also told me to do drawings specifically centered around Carol & David's characters, since they're 2 of the judges. That seems kinda like cheating or bribing them in a horrible way.

2 designs that Dad's REALLY been bugging me to do involve Carol (which I don't know if the Muppeteers is allowed)

1 is like the evolution of man, but with Carol turning into Big Bird. That kinda progression thing's been done before in the first contest: www.toughpigs.com/wp-content/u…
The second is Big Bird in a zen pose with Jim in one hand & Carol in the other with a caption saying "You are the voice inside my wings"

I've been telling them those concepts have been done & it's MY choice, but they're still telling me no!
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