|the King of all Media|
Over the last 20 years I've had the opportunity to draw one of my all time favorite broadcasters and comedians, the one and only "King of all Media", Howard Stern, many times. Howard himself hired me on several occasions to draw him for his old WOR TV show... (including an illustration of Howard diapering a geriatric Henny Youngman... sadly, I have no record of the drawing). I also illustrated his two bestselling books, Private Parts & Miss America, and created the character designs for an animated TV show about his teenage years that was in development several years ago which unfortunately never came to pass (See below).
Howard and I seem to have a mutual appreciation for one another's work, as he's enthusiastically discussed my art many times over the years on the air, beginning in 1991 by praising my and my brother Josh's book "Warts & All", and has also sited me numerous times as his "favorite artist". An honor indeed.
Howard affirms that Drew Friedman is better than Picasso: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svxtON1eEl4
Howard feels that Drew Friedman's art should be worth $300 billion:
When I was (briefly) a member of the illustration online group "Drawger", fellow member and Howard Stern fan Tim O'Brien suggested that I create a post featuring my Howard Stern illustrations; which I did. My Drawger account was deactivated when I left the group, so here (again) is a far more expansive selection (but not all) of my Howard Stern illustrations covering the last 20 years, including some examples that have not been seen before.
Ba Ba... Booey!
|Future Howard Stern Movies, for SPIN magazine/1992, created after HS started speculating about making his film debut, reprinted in his book Private Parts (click to enlarge)|
for an article about celebrated people with just one sibling (including Bill Clinton)
|I've drawn HS several times for MAD magazine over the years, including for this 2 pg spread from 1995 (click to enlarge)|
|"Shock Waves", 2004/Entertainment Weekly|
for an article about HS's move to satellite radio
|two "more cartoony" teenage Howards...|
|in "perennial shell-shock"|
|After HS pulled the plug on the show, he sent me this note|
| Book cover from 2009 via Harper Collins, an anthology of 20 years of the New York Observer. HS, top left|
Special thanks to K. Bidus, Liz Belmont and Lorrie Davis