One of my Stickmen Goes Public in Atlanta

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  1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    I started drawing when I started at HP.  Through encouragement from kind HP people (of course) I carried on and found a new hobby.

    I don't brag about my achievements much.

    That's because I don't have any.

    But this guy is now appearing as a warning poster for a pizza restaurant chain in Atlanta.  The owner of the chain likes my stickmen!

    I am rather pleased.


    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9050944_f248.jpg

    Oh bother.  The pic is in negative thanks to a gif conversion problem.

    Try this...




    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9050947_f248.jpg

    1. profile image0
      Grey Templesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!!! I have the one you sent me in a frame lol.  This is wonderful news Mark, way too cool

    2. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mark, you are a treasure! And I get to say I knew you when...

      Congratulations!

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is wonderful news, Mark -- congratulations.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
        Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It must be hard to let your first stickman leave home to find his fame and fortune.  And to know it all started here on HP ....

    4. ramerican profile image65
      ramericanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cool!  I saw that at Felini's the other day....

      1. Solaras profile image96
        Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Are you in Atlanta too???

  2. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 4 years ago

    Awesome!! I am here in Atlanta; which Pizzeria is it?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Fellini's.

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I always knew you'd make it. Rooting for you. smile

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
          Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Lol.. thanks!

          And for anyone who really wants to delve... here is a link to an interview about the guy.  He also put my stickman on his CD cover a while back.

          http://www.insiteatlanta.com/clayharper.asp

          1. Solaras profile image96
            Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Amazing - I guessed it was Fellini's.  They had the best pizza in town until Anticho Pizza hit the scene (Antico was ranked best pizza in the entire USA last year). Fellini's is still ultra yummy traditional pizza.

            At Fellini's you order your pizza at the counter and they give you a wacky postcard in a picture frame (it could be Elvis, a tricked-out low rider or a cherubic 6 year old boy from the 1950's) and that's how they find you in the restaurant to deliver your pizza. 

            I thought they had the right sensibilities to appreciate your art!

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
              Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Oh great... thanks Solaras!  It is a small world.  Thanks ever so much for adding some local knowledge smile And yeah, slightly wacky - sounds right.

  3. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
    LeslieAdrienneposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Mark... see in the bubble

  4. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    That is very cool smile Congrats Mark.

  5. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    Way to go, Mark!

  6. LuisEGonzalez profile image84
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    God that is so super cool!!!!


                                                       
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9051236_f248.jpg

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Aw, thanks you guys smile.  I feel like a schmuck for mentioning it now.

    Not really!

    I'm brilliant.




    Not really.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Tell us the story.  How did he find you?  Very exciting for you.  Your stickmen have such charisma and charm.  Always a fan!

  8. AliciaC profile image98
    AliciaCposted 4 years ago

    A big congratulations to you, Mark!

  9. missolive profile image94
    missoliveposted 4 years ago

    very cool! Congratulations! smile

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    That's great, Mark.
    I was thinking that stickman would be a great gunfighter.. so little target area. Don't let him eat too much pizza.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ah very good Rochelle.  Yep he could dodge those bullets - no problem.

  11. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 4 years ago

    Awesome Mark! Well done!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah cheers Waynet - dragon man.

  12. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago

    That is super cool! I always knew your stickmen would make it big!!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I found one under my bed last night. I gave him a cookie.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        haha! Good! He deserves it!

  13. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    WTG Mark - that is unbelievably cool!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers Wilderness - that is how I felt.  Did a dance of delight.  Thankfully not videoed.

  14. Fiction Teller profile image61
    Fiction Tellerposted 4 years ago

    That's super awesome.  I was thinking it was Mellow Mushroom and your Rasta Man...

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That would be cool too. Cheers.

    2. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That would be so perfect! Are you talking Mellow Mushroom in Jax?

  15. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    So now you've turned professional.  smile  Congratulations.

    Is he paying you with cash or pizzas?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well pizzas would be cold by the time they get to England so we agreed on PayPal.

  16. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    I'm not sure I can talk to you anymore. I may have to go through your secretary. You're far too famous and I am far too scared to talk to someone of your standing.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, well so far I have managed to cope with exchanging a couple of emails Wry. If I sell another one in the next four years I may need additional resource.

  17. Torrs13 profile image93
    Torrs13posted 4 years ago

    I do believe a huge congratulations is in order!!! Keep it up!

  18. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 4 years ago

    Way to go Mark! The gun totin' stick man poster looks great!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Snakeslane!  The "gun" words he added make the whole thing work I think. And you are still just about the only person ever to have bought a fridge magnet! Rarity guaranteed.

      1. snakeslane profile image82
        snakeslaneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        My fridge is a Mark Ewbie mini gallery, but I'm missing a few good ones.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
          Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          You are too good to me.  And thanks once again smile

          1. snakeslane profile image82
            snakeslaneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Awww, still wishing I had got 'The Scream' stickman.

  19. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 4 years ago

    That's super cool Mark

    Go get yourself some pizza on the house wink

  20. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    That's great news, Mark. Following your recent HOTD, you're on a roll now! Congratulations and hopes for more gigs to come.

  21. PegCole17 profile image95
    PegCole17posted 4 years ago

    Congrats, Mark. That is awesome and stickishly great!
    smile

  22. aa lite profile image90
    aa liteposted 4 years ago

    That is awesome mark. Congratulations!

  23. profile image0
    Prosperity66posted 4 years ago

    Wow! Big congrats! You start as a Hubber and you turn into a celebrity.
    Like this stickman, though. I've always found these types of drawings charming.

  24. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Brilliant! Could be the start of something big...

    Randy sends his congratulations too, but is unable to do so in person on this forum!

  25. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Mark!  Soon all we will see on every high street across the country is Ewbie stickmen (and women) smile

  26. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    All you HP types.... thank you for all your comments.  It shows what a supportive community this is - much appreciated.

    As of this moment I am still pleased by single dollars so will probably be around for a good while yet.

    Thanks again.

  27. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    Mark - I still think there's a big market somewhere for your stick humor.  Greeting cards?  Books?

    So glad the pizza guy saw a winner & gave you some exposure!

    FYI - I was thinking of you this morning - two dear friends each lost a parent this past week or so, and the most tender thing I could think of to share with them was your story of Pooh and Christopher Robin. So I've sent it to them.

    Yes, I know they will cry, on top of the tears they've already cried, but it will be healing tears that recognize, in your story, the fact that we all reach a point where we need to go home.

  28. grand old lady profile image84
    grand old ladyposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Mark Ewbie! As you know, I've always been a fan:).

  29. sassypiehole profile image77
    sassypieholeposted 4 years ago

    Very cool! Which restaurant? I'm sure it's one of my dive's, congrats!!

  30. Kimberleyclarke profile image83
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 4 years ago

    Fanbloomintastic! Well done Mark. Viva your Stickmen!

  31. sassypiehole profile image77
    sassypieholeposted 4 years ago

    Of COURSE it was Fellini's -- our favorite! Nice work, Ewbie! ;-) Do the cards... You could do very well!!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You too in Atlanta!  Jeez it is a small world.  Or Atlanta is a big place I guess.  As for doing very well.  I'll just keep on and earn another dollar next month maybe.

      1. sassypiehole profile image77
        sassypieholeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I bet it was one of my FB friends who saw you via my feed (I have a few who do PR for restaurants, etc.). ...just sayin'  If you're ever down this way, you'd better look me up! ;-)

  32. The Examiner-1 profile image74
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Mark! Like rebekah said, how did he find you?

  33. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
    LeslieAdrienneposted 4 years ago

    Yes, please tell us the story.... write a Hub

  34. profile image0
    Abi Helenposted 4 years ago

    Congrats !!! The stickman is looking cool ^^

  35. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Here is my guy for real trying to stop lunatic gun owners in Atlanta entering Clay's Pizza shops...
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9073398_f248.jpg

    1. Solaras profile image96
      Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      In Kennesaw its the law.  Everyone must own a gun (just 20 minutes North of the Big A). They say crime rates dropped there after the law went into effect....

      Your Stickman looks awesome!

    2. profile image0
      Abi Helenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cool ^^ congrats smile big_smile

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cool Mark!

    4. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I see potential for a viral Stickman with this particular sign.  You realize how this is a hot topic regarding establishments allowing or not allowing guns,  Target being the biggest recent news with their statement that guns are no longer 'welcome' in their stores.  Make a name for your stickman photo and use social media with targeted (ha) hashtags.

    5. sassypiehole profile image77
      sassypieholeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I lived next door to Clay back in the early 90's but I doubt he'd remember. Fellini's has changed a lot over the years; the walls used to be graffiti and the one in Little5 was filled with hippies and skinheads. Now the walls are painted and full of yuppies. I miss the old Fellini's. It had WAY more character then, but the food still rocks. ;-)

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Oh well wow - that IS a small world.  Clay mailed me two years ago - asked for a stickman gunfighter.  A pic for his CD.  I thought it was probably a wind-up, a scam but I did it anyway. He put it on his CD and sent me a copy!

        So wind forward a couple of years and now it seems everyone knows him!

        1. sassypiehole profile image77
          sassypieholeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Atlanta is freakishly small. Six degrees. ;-)

 
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