That somebody would be Mr. Jared Roberts of Brooklyn, NY. Jared posted this photo of the Splotch Monster tattooed on his arm, on my Facebook wall yesterday, and I was in complete awe, first off, because someone actually found my work worthy enough to get drawn on a part of their body, forever, and second of all, because of the incredible job the tattoo artist did with it. I mean, seriously, no Splotch Monster could be easy to duplicate! Anyhow, this was a total and very welcome surprise and it basically made my year. In Jared's words: "Hey man, I'm a huge fan of your work as you can tell. I got this a little while ago and wanted to send you a pic because this little dude makes me happy on a daily basis. Thanks for the work you do, it's literally something that will stay with me forever.
What is interesting is that Jared's fiancé actually commissioned me a few years back to make her a print of this guy, so she could hang it in her shop. This was way before I was even making or selling prints yet. I decided to send them some goodies to thank them for their support. Jared says he lives right down the street from where they're holding the Brooklyn Zine Fest in a little over a week, so hopefully he'll get out there to grab a copy of the Robocop 1987 zine, curated and compiled by Eric Gordon, of Vinyl Vagabonds fame. Inside is a page I did featuring Robocop battling (or possibly industrial dancing) with "the Toxic Splotch", a Splotch Monster of a much more foul and virulent nature. I'll make sure to post more about that in the near future, when I receive some copies of my own.