How Many Licks?

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog
How Many Licks?

This year in July will be my 8th year as a full time illustrator. My very first promo illustration was a blue owl sitting in a tree with a very large moon illuminating the scene.  It was a popular image on my site for a long time. To mark the occasion I decided to create a new owl but this time also tip my hat to the Tootsie Pop commercials of the 70’s. The spot ran on saturday mornings for many years. In the commercial a boy asks an owl “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?” After several years of seeing this play out I remember thinking “when is this kid gonna learn not to give his Tootsie Pop to an owl?”. The times when I’ve had Tootsie Pops I can assure you I made sure to steer clear of any owls. I can also say that I have attempted several times to figure out exactly how many licks it did take to get to the center. I always lost count. If you would like one of my 5 x 7 postcards featuring this owl, send me an email with your name and address and I will be glad to mail you one. (U.S. residents only. While supplies last.)

robmcclurkan owl

 

 

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