When fan art and awesome collide

Last week a reader named Julie Watson sent over this illustration of Chuck and Coco and mentioned that while she thought Chuck was suited to be dressed as a Chinese zen master, she was unable to resist adorning him with a monocle. I think she hit it right on the money, if you ask me:

Chuck and Coco by Julie Watson

Jon saw this and couldn’t breathe for two days straight. I’m thinking these would make great halloween costumes, although now that I think about it, what costumes would you suggest for the dogs this year? Sky’s the limit!


Julie Watson said: Well I don’t really have a website or anything but you guys can feel free to email me at bulletproofwings@gmail.com if you’d like something similar.

  • http://curlynel.blogspot.com Chanel

    i saw you on Dr. Phil today! inappropriate comment about breast pads-FTW

  • http://www.happilyblended.com Brandy

    I love that pic!! Those would make super great costumes!!!

  • Lesley

    Actually, you could do both of them as Jeeves and Wooster (the way Peter Fry and Hugh Laurie played them). Chuck would be the sensible rational Jeeves and Coco would be harebrained Bertie Wooster.

  • krista

    Laurel and Hardy
    Sherlock Holmes and Watson
    Doctor Frankenstein and his monster
    Lobster and hotdog
    Angel and Devil (obvious)
    Fire and Ice
    Bug and exterminator
    Dracula (Chuck) and a female victim (Coco)-his annoying bride
    Octopus and sailing ship
    Leta and Marlo
    Candy bar and peanut butter
    Farmer and cow


  • Danielle

    Oh man, I wish Chuck had a thought bubble in that illustration. But I guess his look says it all.

    Bert & Ernie
    Bill & Hillary
    Fred & Wilma Flintstone OR Pebbles & BamBam
    The Giving Tree & the kid who takes everything from the giving tree
    Archie and Veronica
    Crockett & Tubbs from Miami Vice

  • http://twitter.com/nlw44 Nat W.

    I’m with #2 Jean on this one: lederhosen!! And Coco can be a German milkmaid!

    Also, that drawing perfectly captures the essence of those two.

  • http://www.theshannonriver.blogspot.com/ Shannon River

    I cannot resist saying that the artist NAILED IT. That is f-ing hilarious. I love it.

  • http://bohemainruminations.blogspot.com/ Sundance Kid

    I see Coco less as a hippie and more as a caricature of a jazzercize (sp?) girl, a little hopped up on something or other and really overly excited about her workouts/body/life, ALA three of Jim Carrey’s characters from SNL: the overly concerned environmentalist, Fire Marshall Bill, and the weird workout woman Vera de Milo. lol!




    As for Chuck, the picture above seems to suit him well. :)

  • http://www.yogabitch.blogspot.com/ kristin k

    First of all THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking that Blackberry Thing off…I still have a black eye from when it flew out and smacked me.

    And I can NOT believe how incredible that artist is!!! HAHA!!! Seriously. I am in awe how she captured that so dead on.

  • http://www.yogabitch.blogspot.com/ kristin k

    Oh and also? Chuck should be “awesome” and coco “fart” for Halloween.

  • b

    i am jealous of all your dog art.
    in other news, it was fun to turn on the tv this afternoon on my break and see your beautiful self standing up for moms and villages and dysfunctionally trying our best. thanks for being you. keep on keeping on.

  • http://www.iheartnapa.com nicole

    #177 – AGREED!

  • http://www.callieblog.blogspot.com Erin

    I totally thought the name of this post was “When farts and awesome collide”. I am a tad disappointed it had nothing to do with my first assumption.

  • Caroline

    I did the same thing: misread the title of the post. But boy am I glad I did. I propose it for the next masthead:

    When farts and awesome collide.

  • http://www.amandiesplace.blogspot.com Amandie

    Frankenstein and his Bride!

  • Brianne

    I *heart* Coco! Seriously – it’s hard to make me laugh in the morning but I lol’ed at this. That is freaking AWESOME.

  • Krista

    Oh, I just about spit my coffee when someone suggested “house shingles” and “jazz hands”. OMG, so easy to make and fits so well. lol, lol, lol

  • http://meetzorp.com Meetzorp

    This rendering of Chuck makes me think of Tramp from “Lady and the Tramp” doing the “Puttin’ On The Ritz” song.

    High hat & Arrow Collar
    White spats & lots of dollars
    Spending every dime
    For a wonderful time

  • http://malediva.web-log.nl Zwolsche Diva

    Stunning en right on target.

    How strange is it that some hundreds of people are familiar with your dogs’ personality, judge if their portrayal is accurate and what costume would fit them?

    Just sayin’

  • http://www.doahleigh.com doahleigh

    Wow people are talented. They make me feel pretty lame.

  • http://maegaenthusiasm.blogspot.com/ Maega

    I was reading the title of this post so fast all I saw was “When fart and awesome collide” I had to read it like 3 times to get it right!

    It might be time for me to slow down on the caffine!!

    I love your blog! Keep being you.

  • Valerie

    When I first read the title, I blurred some words together and read, “When fart and awesome collide”… I immediately thought of Coco. Just sayin’.

  • Anonymous

    I just had to say that I was convinced the title read “when a fart an awesome collide”. I looked at the pic and even thought the little heart was the artists representation of a fart. Silly but totally possible on your site. When I finished reading I thought, that’s weird this has nothing to do with farting…and then I read the title again.

  • http://www.nerdyjoseph.com Joseph

    These are awesome! If I had any suggestions though I think Bonnie and Clyde would be pretty cool as well.

  • Rachel

    I love how chuck has a little frown and drawn eyebrows as he’s checking out Coco. :)

    How about (Chuck) Norris and (Coco) Chanel?

  • http://www.wineanddiapers.blogspot.com Wiz

    Oooh! I agree that “When fart and awesome collide” should definitely be in the next masthead!

  • berthamae

    john mccain & sarah palin

  • CJ

    shame on #54. that made my stomach hurt a little bit.

  • Deirdre

    I agree with #132: “When Fart and Awesome Collide” should definitely be a future masthead!

    I, too, would love to have my furry, four-legged babies drawn if Julie Watson is up for an influx of business… She totally captured their personalities.

    Can’t wait to see Halloween pics! How about you dress up Chuck as the blissed out hippie and Coco as the monocled Sherlock wanna-be. =)

  • http://www.mrsjanuary.com Cassie

    Haha, those are hilarious! I should get some made for my dogs. They look and act almost the exact same as yours. I have a german shepherd female who is INSANE and has to lick and jump and run around the house ALL DAY LONG because OMG I JUST HEARD SOMETHING, DID YOU HEAR SOMETHING?! She is nuts. I also have a male ‘mutt’ who is part border collie, shepherd and retriever. He is quiet and likes to keep to himself but the female DOES NOT LET HIM. he walks by and she will bite his neck, or legs, or nose. Whatever. Anything for a reaction.

    Okay, sorry I lots my train of thought there for a second..

    I think Chuck should dress up as a clown. He needs a little happiness in his day and LOOK AT ALL THE COLOURS ON THAT WIG!

    Coco should dress up as a princess. HA! Kidding. She would kill you for that one, huh? Okay, I’m gonna go with the hippie that Julie illustrated. I just love that one.

  • http://marriageconfessions.com Katie

    Last year we dressed one of our dogs as a hippo and one as a zebra. My husband and I dressed as safari people. It was awesome until one of our dogs got into the Skittles. You did not want to taste the rainbow at my house! Wooooo!!

  • http://gastricbypass-kcbelles.blogspot.com/ kcbelles

    #170 – JULIE – was that you, Ms. Watson? Doncha see all us peoples askin’ for a web site or sumthin’? What’s wrong with you, girl? Or if you don’t yet, you should put something up quick, hook it up with Paypal and look, you’ve got Xmas money coming in. I would totally send you a pic of my little ole’ man (12-year-old Westie) :o )

  • http://www.thelocalsloveit.com Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt

    Totally off topic…But each time I stop by and read the headline, I read it as “When Fart and Awesome Collide.” I need help.

  • http://memyselfandmommy.com/ Renee

    I’m thinking… in the spirit of the movie releasing this weekend…. characters from “Where the Wild Things Are”

  • http://www.repliderium.com repliderium.com

    I think Coco should be in a straight jacket and Chuck dressed as doc. (With the monocle of course.)

  • Selena

    Oy, I totally read it as “When Fart and Awesome…” too! I must be spending too much time with my husband and 3-year-old. :)

    I second #41′s suggestion – no costume necessary for Coco.

  • http://www.film-bild.com/ Photo Upload

    Ha this pic made my day :>

  • http://celebs4literacy.wordpress.com Celebs4Literacy (Twitter)

    I totally read the title of this post as FART and Awesome Collide, yet I didn’t hesitate or question. That is why I love this site :)

  • Rachel

    When I quickly glanced at the title of this post, I thought it said “When fart and awesome collide.” And that totally seemed like a title you would use :)

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Evil and Frau Farbisina

  • http://www.ifeelyaophelia.com Jenna Jean

    She got Coco dead on, only hippies are spaz’s.

  • Sara Houston

    Every time I pull up this entry, my mind immediately thinks the title is “When fart and awesome collide” and then I realize that is not the title. But I wish it was the title because it makes me laugh every time. So awesome! Oh, and she hit the nail on the head with the illustration.

  • Julie Watson

    #213- Hehe… uhm, yes. =D

    Well I don’t really have a website or anything but you guys can feel free to email me at bulletproofwings@gmail.com if you’d like something similar.

  • heather

    Halloween costumes:

    Chuck as Ryan Seacrest. Just uber-groom him and give him a sign.

    Coco, I see Phyllis Diller. I think she would like some lame and feathers. And hair. And eyeliner…

  • http://bkimrey1.wordpress.com berit

    1. beavis and butthead
    2. lucy and desi

    or it would really be funny if chuck was george straight and coco was marilyn manson…i’m just sayin!

  • Coreyy

    I think that’s perfect for Coco!!

  • http://www.whereisjeanchung.blogspot.com Jean

    I think Chuck would look great in lederhosen!

  • http://www.absentmindedhousewife.com/ Becky..Absent Minded Housewife

    OMG…Donny and Marie! Chuck as Donny…purple socks, technicolor dreamcoat. Coco as Marie. Huge floppy wig, giant eyelashes, and a little of puppies and giant bottle of menopause relief drink strapped to her back!

  • http://www.websavymom.com WebSavyMom.com

    –>Can you dress them up as Jon and Kate?
    I think Coco with Kate’s hairstyle and Jon smoking would be classic…

  • Valerie

    Now that I see Chuck in a monocle and top hat, all I can think about is Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.