Sunday, February 21


First off, thanks to everyone who entered the contest, the response was quite literally overwhelming! I was glad to not need the tie breaking descriptions on the characters, as the winner with the only perfect scorecard was Chris Marciano. He'll receive the #1 print of the finished illustration, and a custom drawing of his choosing. Congrats! Also receiving prints are Joe Donnelly, Chris Taber, and Andy Pickens who each got just one wrong.

I'll be doing more contests like this in the future, so subscribe to my blog, snag the RSS, or follow me on Twitter to keep up on such things. If you did not win, and would still like a print of this piece, you can buy them HERE for just $20 (edition of 50).

This was a lot of fun guys, thanks so much for participating! I'll need help spreading this image out there and sharing with even more fans. Shoot me a comment and let me know how you liked the contest or just share some Conan links or something. I don't think I've ever had so much fun looking for photo reference before. I highly recommend googling some of these characters' videos just for fun.

Scoring this was really tough, but I was looking for exact character names first and foremost. Here are the correct answers:

1- Carl "Oldy" Olson
2- Shoeverine (lame X-men characters skit)
3- Cloppy the Late Night horse
4- Abe Lincoln
5- Joel Goddard, Late Night Announcer
6- In the Year 2000
7- La Bamba, of the Max Weinberg 7
8- Wolfboy
9- Cody Devereaux
10- Clive Clemmons' Inappropriate Response Network (NBC satellite)
11- Frankenstein (Wastes a Minute of Our Time)
12- Fedex Pope
13- The Coked-up Werewolf
14- Preparation H Raymond
15- Santa Claus
16- Pimp Bot 5000
17- The Horny Manatee
18- Stacy, Andy's little sister
19- Andy Richter
20- Toshi, Joel Goddard's male escort
21- Max Weinberg
22- The Recliner of Rage
23- Pierre Bernard, Late Night Graphic Designer
24- The Interrupter
25- The Masturbating Bear
26- Vomiting Kermit
27- Desk Driving (Bessie Lou)
28- Triumph the insult comic dog
29- Jar Barf
30- The Walker Texas Ranger Lever
31- Guy Who is Protected From Three-Inch Bees
32- Wax Tom Cruise and Fonzie

Sunday, February 14


The I Heart Conan Contest is now closed to further entries, thanks a ton to everyone who participated and helped to promote the contest! Special thanks to friends on Facebook & Twitter, New York Magazine, The Daily What, and The Denver Egotist for helping get this thing out there.

I've yet to tally up all of the final scores, but I can tell you everyone did quite well. I was glad to find I'm not the only person who remembers Jar Barf as well (look it up). Please come back in the next couple of days to see the final illustration and find out if you've won a prize.

(final illustration in progress)

Monday, February 8




-To win you must name as many of the Conan O'Brien sketch characters in the illustration as possible, and be among the first to do so. Keep in mind, some of the items can be named by a reference or sketch name, in addition to the character's name. The more specific you are the better chance you have of getting it 100% correct (or MORE correct than another person). For example, #15 is just a common character (Santa Claus), but #10 is a character with a part inside of a common sketch. Confused? Great.

-SIMPLIFY YOUR ANSWERS PLEASE, no running sentences.

-Email your 32 numbered answers to:

-SUBJECT LINE MUST READ "I HEART CONAN" or it will be disregarded

-ONE ENTRY per person. No changing answers later.

That's it! I don't know what to expect just yet, maybe a lot of people will get them all right, maybe nobody will. I'm playing it by ear, but the grand prize will a large print of the Conan piece, and a custom sketch of your choosing. The winner and some runner up prizes will be announced when the finished illustration goes up this weekend. Good luck!