Thursday, September 26, 2019

OH, Mr. Wilson!!!!

For a few months now I have been apart of an autograph group on Facebook who share their success and failures. They also share how you can score what they did as well.

A lot of autographs are cool, but ones that come as a hand drawn sketch...those are pretty awesome.

I grew up watching some show with my grandma. You know, Mr Ed, Andy Griffith and of course Dennis The Menace. I enjoyed the moments we spent watching shows she used to watch that I actually enjoyed myself. I can't remember which TV channel, one is to assume Nick At Nite, that used to play all of them for us to watch.

I remember Dennis The Menace well though because I used to pretend I was him getting myself into heaps of trouble with an older guy who worked with my father on the farm. I used to call him Mr.Wilson but he was much meaner than that actually.

Anyways, one of the things they shared on the Facebook page was an email address for Ron Ferndinand who is an artist for the comic strips of Dennis The Menace and after seeing a few really cool pieces I thought I would take my stab at it knowing I was a fan and bringing back those memories I had with my grandmother.

So I sent off an email and Ron was more than happy to oblige. In just a few short days this piece above arrived. It's so cool!!!

A thanks goes out to Ron for taking time out for a fan and sending off such a cool piece. So far everyone who has asked him for one has gotten a different sketch which is really great of him to take time out to

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  1. Dennis the Menace was a must read when I was younger. Cool auto. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. That's pretty cool. Great to hear he's so accommodating.

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    1. I was glad he was. I saw someone else get the return and tried it myself. Was happy he did this.

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  3. Man, is that cool or what? Congratulations! Think you might frame that and display it somewhere?

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    1. I need to and need to with some of the other TTM I have. Just need the wall space.

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  4. This is pretty neat, but it's also one of those times where I hope that too many people don't end up taking advantage of this guy's generosity, things like that often end up having a ripple effect.

    So did you ever actually harass that older guy, or just daydream about doing so?

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    1. I feel bad for those who would take advantage of doing so. I wasn't one of those who did. I politely asked and sent a personal note along.

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  5. Very cool of Mr. Ferdinand. I think he's been doing this for year. I have a buddy who has gotten a few sketched done from him over the years.

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    1. He is a great guy and even through our short email talk

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