Mick Foley Caricature and Comedy Review

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So it is no secret that the wife and I are fans of wrestling (and no you wouldn’t know it by looking at either of us).  WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has parlayed his second act into being an exceptional writer with multiple best sellers and now doing stand up acts all over the world.   Several months ago I looked on his website to see if he was coming to the area but nothing.  I do follow Mick on twitter (and you all know how lazy I am about checking twitter anymore) but I happened to see a message from him on Wednesday night talking about being in Cincinnati the next night.  WHAT??

So of course we were in and I had to whip up a special caricature for Mick.  Made one for him and one for me hoping he would sign it.  Well….

Mick Foley signing autograph Bearman Cartoons

The show was great (ok except for that one guy).  His featured act before him was hilarious with several topical references and then Mick got on stage.   For about an hour he told stories of his career and some of the funnier events of such.  It was less a stand-up act and more a hilarious one man autobiographical show.  At one point he even took some questions from the audience.  In wrestling, Mick is known as the “Hardcore Legend” and thus explained that he is proud that when you google the phrase, he comes up in the search results and not a porn site.

If you are a wrestling fan, the insights into some of your favorite wrestlers of today and yesterday and what goes on behind the scenes will be all you need.  But he also recognizes that not everyone that comes to the show knows who he is and makes sure to explain just enough that everyone stays entertained.

The only gripe I have is that he probably isn’t making as much money as he could with the way they have his merchandise table set up.  Included in your ticket was 90 minutes before the show of meet and greet where Mick was sitting at a table signing autographs, taking pictures and selling merchandise.  While he had someone helping sell the merchandise, people are there  to see him first and merch second.  I would suggest moving the merchandise table earlier in the line (in our case outside the venue) so people can peruse and buy it without feeling rushed and then go in with their swag for Mick to sign.   Check out his site for showtimes in your area.

 

BONUS

I got home this weekend to find a package from one Jande Rowe, cartoonist extraordinaire at Aedre’s Firefly.   She promised a “Bearman” picture and certainly delivered.  I love the colors, the detail and time spent on this.  Add one to my cherished toons list.  Thanks Jande!

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  1. George Ford says:

    That is so cool! I don’t know much about who Mick Foley is, although I’ve heard the name before. You did a great job of capturing this guy! I really like the work of art Jande created for you. She raises the bar every day, while I search for ways to lower it. :D

  2. Comedy Plus says:

    I’ve never watched wrestling so I didn’t know who he was until now. I forget to watch television most of the time so I hardly know who anyone is anymore.

    Love the cartoon Jande did. Very nice indeed.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  3. frigginloon says:

    OMG, I thought Lynn had given Rip a left hook.

    PS Love Jande Rowe’s toon.

  4. Binky says:

    I don’t follow wrestling, but it looks like a good caricature. And that he signed it is quite neat. He’s wearing almost the same clothes as in your picture!

  5. Red Dwyer says:

    I think Jande has you pegged!

  6. Deb says:

    You did a great job on this one, Bearman! He looks just like Mike!
    You scored! :)

  7. Tony McGurk says:

    Never heard of this guy before but your caricature is great. He needs some dental work. Once again I’m having hair envy issues. Great work from Jande too.
    I’ve been a bit scarce around webcomic world lately.

  8. Jande says:

    Without your blog I would have no idea who this guy was, but he sounds like a great guy, even though even the idea of wrestling leaves me “meh”.

    Sweet of you to post a pic of the art I made for you. <3 It makes me very happy that you like it. (loved your email response! Thank you.)

  9. Jande says:

    My thanks to everyone for the kind words about the sketch I made for Bearman. I’m so glad you all like it. <3

  10. Bill Murphy says:

    Is this that wrestler Hack Saw something or other? The guy that ran around with a two by four with his tongue out?
    Either way, the caricature looks great!

  11. An amazing likeness!

  12. Mark Stokes says:

    Love the wild and wooly caricature, Bearman!

    Jande really knocked it out of the forest with that sketch, too. Fun to see her take on Bearman (with outhouse included)!

  13. lisleman says:

    Don’t follow it myself. Very cool that you got him to sign your creative caricature. Did you offer to make him another one?

  14. David Hurley says:

    I don’t follow wrestling but cool caricature, and cool art from Jande!

  15. Nate Fakes says:

    Never watched wrestling much BUT Mick Foley always intrigued me more than the others because he looks like he’s not going for the macho, buff image that most wrestlers trend toward. Seems like an average Joe.

  16. That’s awesome… I bet he loved your caricature!
    By the way, his doppelganger TOTALLY used to work at a school I went to. Just saying. Did Mick happen to mention if he had a twin?

    I really like Jande’s piece, too, of course!

    :)

  17. Tim Green says:

    I was a wrestling fan in the late 70’s and early 80’s! I know what it’s like to meet those guys, they are a one of a kind breed! Great work, Bearman!

  18. Bo Lumpkin says:

    I have heard the name but didn’t know who he was. Sounds like my kind of guy though. He is a story teller and I love story tellers more than some guy who just stands up and shoots out one liners.

    Jande’s artwork is awesome as usual.

  19. Dave says:

    I like Mick. I used to watch wrestling. I just don’t have it on in my area and I don’t take the time to find it online.

    I also don’t think the wrestlers are as good as they used to be. The matches go to fast just like everything else in this world. It’s difficult to build a story when the match last 5 minutes.

    So, what did Mick think of your caricature?

  20. susi spice says:

    the resemblence is uncanny

  21. Andro says:

    This is brilliant Bearman, a cool posting with
    your finely blended characteristics, art and wickedness,
    and also a Jande Rowe offering that has you looking
    rather speechless, if that is possible? :) lmao

    Your caricature is awesome so he must have treasured it,
    well I know that he didn’t know you from Adam but still,
    one cannot mistake the excellence in your artistry :)

    Have a super Monday Bearman :)

    Andro

  22. Laura says:

    I’m so jealous. My dad was a huge fan of Mick. Those were good times when he was on. Great capture of his likeness.. Have a Happy 4th and try not to burn your fur :)

  23. Cha says:

    Awesome and again, awesome!!
    Wrestling was kinda popular here in France when I was very very young. Like 5!
    Remember I was a big fan of… Shawn Michaels! But at school no one knew who he was except me. AHhaha See, my love for your country started at a very young age! Happy Fourth of July, Bearman!

  24. I have too much interest in comedy review !! But more interest in cartoon Or I am too much enjoying with your such blog !! Hope you will keep it up !!



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