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On the air with Cecil Baldwin by lily-fox On the air with Cecil Baldwin by lily-fox
After pooh-poohing it immediately, I came around and started listening to Welcome To Night Vale, a pretty brilliant podcast. It's a mock local news radio show for a weird little town called Night Vale. It's like... if Prairie Home Companion were written by H.P. Lovecraft. If you like things that are creepy and funny and sometimes genuinely scary (but awesome), check it out. It's free on iTunes.

My favorite thing about the Night Vale fandom is how they (we, I guess) have interpreted the characters. You don't get many physical descriptors of most of them, and none at all of our host, Cecil Baldwin, which leaves his appearance 100% up to your imagination. I love how wildly different he looks according to whoever is drawing him, and I love that fans have just decided that he has a third eye and a lot of ever-morphing tattoos.

My Cecil is modeled on Danny Pudi, who is just the dreamiest, but appropriately geeky.

Damn, you guys, it's been a long time since I've drawn anything I thought was good enough to share. Slumps are the fuckin' worst.

[ reblog on Tumblr ]
materials: ink, paper + PS8
music: Jurassic 5, "Quality Control"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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SweetEnough Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SweetEnough Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love to see bring Mayor  Pamela Winchell to paper.
axalendra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH! i thought he looked like Danny! amazing job
nicolamac Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
I saw the note on the desk, saying "Call Carlos" That made me smile ;)
GriffinClaws Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that someone else imagines Cecil as Indian. Ever since he made comments about the Apache Tracker wearing an offensive Indian headpiece, I've imagined him as Indian. (Like, from India. I'm realizing in retrospect that Apache Tracker is probably wearing Native American stuffy, like you know, the Apaches... derp)
lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
You know, the first tie the Tracker's mentioned, he's just "the Indian Tracker" wearing an "Indian headdress" -- I can totally see picturing him wearing one of those righteous military turbans with fake medals and jewels on. That absolutely works. Still 200% offensive!

Before I started listening to Night Vale, I saw somebody's fancast of Cecil was Danny Pudi. I've had a crush on him since I started watching Community, and it felt so right. :)
ninjaesther Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Wow this is awesome ^.^
LadyAmpu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your Cecil :3
star-anise Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love your Cecil! Makes me want to start listening to Night Vale again. I've only heard the first few episodes.
lily-fox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
The show gets better and better. :) Glad you like him!
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