RYU KI HYUN STRIKES AGAIN, GANGNAM STYLE, WITH “MEELO STYLE”!
I stopped by Ryu Ki Hyun’s office to say hi and saw these cool head studies that he had done on a drawing pad. He told me these were from last year’s Comic Con, before the signing. His wife told him he better practice. HA! In the end they told us to stop including drawings at the signing because it was taking too long, which always makes us sad. Anyway, these drawings make me happy.
I don’t celebrate my birthday, but the crew put together a nice card for me anyway a short while back. This excerpt is Ryu’s hilarious and bizarre drawing. Not sure what Bolin’s intentions are here… The Meelo tag line is my favorite part.
EDIT: Thanks for all the kind birthday wishes. You guys are sweet. No, my birthday wasn’t June 1st when I originally posted this, as you can see by my writing that the card was from a short while back. No, I’m not going to tell you when my birthday is because I don’t want to celebrate it and part of that means not having other people celebrate it either. Why? Well, I don’t mind much celebrating other people’s birthdays, but this still sums up at least some of my feelings on the matter.
This is one of my favorite Meelo expressions.
Mike and I were having a conversation with my friend/former professor while his young son was crawling all over his back and head, slapping him in the face, tugging on his ears, etc. To our amazement, my friend calmly continued the conversation while simultaneously playfully wrestling with his rambunctious son. A year and a half later, when we were coming up with the Airbender kids, we thought he would be a fun, chaotic personality to throw in the mix and test Tenzin’s patience and fathering skills.
Ryu gravitated to this character right away and enthusiastically worked on his design. Mike and I originally envisioned Meelo as a cute kid, but Ryu insisted, “I want him to be ugly.” Ha! We pulled Ryu back a bit and ended up with the lumpy-headed kid we all love. (I have a bit of a Klingon ridge on the top of my skull, so I can personally relate his lumpy-headedness. Mike, on the other hand, as you all know, has a perfectly formed head.)
BE THE LEAF.
I think this is incredibly charming, but my wife especially loves the style and kept asking to see it again. Then she said, “You should reblog that.”
P.S. Sorry! Didn’t see this more popular feed!