Thursday, August 23, 2007


I drew the first captain that came to mind. Pencil sketch, colored in Photoshop.

"Love, exciting and new. Come Aboard. We're expecting you..." So goes the theme song for that famous TV show, The Love Boat. And here is none other than Captain Merril Stubing to greet his guests as they board his ship. Handsome, charming, debonair, single-dad -- Captain Stubing was a good catch, but his buddy Doc seemed to take all the ladies. On the last show of the series, the good Captain finally married a woman played by Marion Ross (Richie's mom from Happy Days).

Anyway, more fun facts about the show can be found here.

On a related note, I've been on two separate cruise vacations to the Mediterranean and (if you don't get seasick), cruising is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to travel. All you can eat buffet, gi-normous moving vehicle, people to wait on you hand and foot. (Sigh) I want to go on vacation now.

Expedia has a handy guide that explains all about cruises. Check it out!


michelle said...

Great illustration, it brings back so many memories.

Kimberly said...

Ahhh - Now I can't get that song out of my head! On the L o v e B o a t... da dee da da ... da da.... ! It looks just like him good job! :) -KIm

Pickledog said...

I've caught the song bug too : |

"Love, exciting and new
Come aboard, we're expecting you
Love, life's sweetest reward
Let it flow, it floats back to you..."

Captain Merrill Stubing was a pretty rockin' Captain.

pascal said...

this one is great, jc!
reminds me of the real loveboat!