Apr 1, 2007
I was at Laguardia airport waiting to fly to Toronto to do a photo shoot. The producer and I were suddenly surrounded by a bunch of tattooed thugs. Turns out it was the rock band, Good Charlotte. We started to chat each other up. One of them had a tattoo on his arm that I recognized from a Mark Ryden painting. He was surprised I knew of Ryden. I told him I illustrate. They looked through two of my drawing books I had with me. Everyone loved my bong drawing, especially the lead singer. One of the brothers does a bit of drawing himself. I gave them my cards and stickers. Turns out they were not thugs at all. They were actually nice well behaved young men. I believe the word is: Pros. When I got to Toronto and turned on the television in my hotel room, Good Charlotte was everywhere. There new album is huge there. They even performed a concert that was televised live on MTV throughout Canada. I wish the boys all the best of luck.