Monday, June 28, 2010

Chubcake

My girlfriend showed me the video below, and I pretty much had to draw this kid.



Addendum July 6, 2010
Thanks to Jason for sending me this link to the rather unfortunate backstory of Sam, the Cuppy Cake Boy:

"The boy’s name is Sam. He’s nine years old, and is apparently suffering from a rare kidney disorder. The steroids he is being given to stay alive are also stunting his growth. That’s why he looks the way he does."

We'll be praying for you, Sam!

5 comments:

Dave Lebow said...

That video is weirdly trippy!
I really like your drawing.
My 6 year old daughter and wife and I went to see Toy Story 3 this past weekend! Fantastic!
We all loved it.
Wow another BIG hit Congratulationsfor you guys. You all work so hard on the story , it really shows.
Congradulations.

tinylittlesandra said...

I think its because he barely moves... that when he does that little eye thing, it really freaks me out.
... I'm having a blast catching up with all your posts. I love ''Sleepless in Azeroth'', I'm starting to resemble him these days ...
Thanks for the comment, I saw it ages ago, I just didnt have time to reply properly :) Actually when I got it, I was really at rock bottom with my AM assignment and feeling like I was never going to get it. I wouldn't say I was ready to give up... but I was feeling fairly hopeless. It was such a boost to then get a reply from an artist I really admire. It really helped me to keep pushing. Thanks a million for taking the time to drop by.

Caryn Madison-Boggs said...

Honestly, as a Mom I'm very concerned about this childs' parents. What on earth are they feeding him? Candy bar sandwiches for lunch? Goodness..

Jason said...

"The boy’s name is Sam. He’s nine years old, and is apparently suffering from a rare kidney disorder. The steroids he is being given to stay alive are also stunting his growth. That’s why he looks the way he does."

http://theithacan.org/blogs/bigspoon/2008/11/23/behind-the-video-chubby-cuppy-cake-boy/

Munchanka said...

Thanks for the backstory Jason. Poor little guy. Seems like he's a great sport, I'll definitely be praying for him.