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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 if you’d like something similar.

  • Katherine

    … Oh my gosh, that is the best thing I’ve seen in a while! SO AWESOME.

  • mj

    Coco should definitely be the Jonny Depp version of a pirate. And I can see Chuck dressed as Tim Gunn from Project Runway.

  • Amy

    What a great picture! Jon & Kate would be awesome.

  • kella

    i say that you go as Michael Vick… and well… you see where I’m going with this…


    too soon?

  • Awesome! Any chance the artist has a site we can order custom illustrations from?

  • Helen

    Hamlet and Ophelia.

  • Marisa

    If you don’t use #41’s excellent idea, I suggest the original tv versions of Penguin for Chuck and Joker for Coco. Plus, then you’d get to be Catwoman!

  • Chuck as spaghetti, Coco as a meatball. 🙂 And Leta & Marlo as spoon and fork. Heehee

  • mfree

    Coco should be the road runner… beep beep. and chuck can be pepe le pew!

  • Rhyanna

    Very cute artwork. I wish I could draw. You could dress the dogs up like the costumes in Blades of Glory- Chuck could be Jimmy and Coco could be Chazz.

  • i kept reading the title as “fart and awesome”
    “when fart and awesome collide”
    which had me thinking
    “she must have been at our house”

  • Jen K

    Hey #46, let’s see YOU draw them and then compare. It’s easy to talk a lot of shit when hiding behind an anonymous comment.

  • RzDrms

    Kinda obvious to me: Coco as the crazed Kanye and Chuck as the ever-calm Taylor. Cross-dressing, yes, but it’s 2009; it’s acceptable.

  • holy shit i am on the floor

  • that is great! what would we do without our dogs?

  • Angela

    Oh my goodness. Love it!

    Do you think I could dress up my bunnies for Halloween?!

  • Aussie Lover

    Does the reader take custom orders?! I’d love to have an illustration of my pups made for holiday cards!!

  • Dee

    I think Kate Hudson and A-Rod would be awesome, but I also think Chuck could be the old farmer in that famous painting American Gothic..

    [BTW, I am in the last two days of a charity raffle on my blog The Crab Chronicles! Go there now and check out the prizes!]

  • anonymous

    See there really are many of us that like you, and wish you well.
    And some are thoughtful enough to send you gifts that they make.

  • LG

    That is one of the best presents/fan mail you have ever gotten! LOVE IT

  • Heidi

    Barack and Michelle Obama!

  • Rebecca

    Obama and Pelosi? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    i dont know about the dogs but you have to dress marlo as a peacock. its the cutest costume! just an example :

    but they are all over the internet

  • Give Chuck an obnoxious beret, a scarf, and an ironically unhip corduroy jacket with patched elbows.

    Give Coco several heaping necklaces, tights that are purposefully torn, a pink wig and a T-shirt that says something like, “YOU DON’T OWN ME” on it.

    BAM! Chuck the English Major and Coco the Theatre/Gender Studies Double Major.

    Of course, Coco will drop out after sophomore year and spend the next several months living on her friends’ couches and raiding their refrigerators for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer.

  • Beth

    How about O’Reilly (Coco) and Olberman (Chuck)?

  • Kim

    Too perfect! I LOVE Chuck’s monocle (and ps. you can get a small tophat at a vintage or burlesque store) and Coco as a blissed out hippie is pretty great too.

    Other costume idea: Bret (Chuck) and Jemaine (Coco) from Flight of the Conchords.

    BTW, I worship Chuck. He is the most photogenic dog ever.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously. That picture is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. That artist deserves to be a bazillionaire.

  • Cornelia

    Totally Awesome! She really captured their personalities!

  • Easy – Henry Higgins & Eliza Doolittle from “My Fair Lady”.

  • EMAH

    Coco as the Big Bad Wolf (no costume for her to chew; just mess up her fur and make her look wild) and Chuck as the Grandmother. It’s all about the granny cap.

    Then let Leta loose with big boots and an axe (hatchet?) and dress Marlo in red.

  • Pink

    Sleestack and Cha-Ka from Land of the Lost.

  • I similarly read “fart” somewhere in that title.

    More than once, too.

  • RzDrms

    Or…Chuck could wear (housing) shingles, and Coco could be Jazz Hands.

  • Bossy thinks they should dress as Aunt Ida and Uncle Morty.

  • zanie

    I think #41’s idea of Chuck as a sheep and Coco as Coco is flippin’ brilliant!

  • That’s awesome! I think it captures their personalities perfectly. My cousin just got a new puppy that she named Michael Jackson. He snorts a lot. He’s going to be a pig for Halloween. Michael Jackson would be way too obvious. Haha. Poor dog has to live with the name.

  • Lisa

    You just KNOW that the Respect Your Pet people will be all over this like white on rice.

  • Anonymous

    When I saw your title, When fan art and awesome collide, I read When Fart and Awesome Collide. Well, try again.

  • Chuck = Pimp (purple, big hat, feather, et al)
    Coco = Prostitute

    Chuck could wear a shirt that say “Bitches love me” on the back

    Coco could

  • (sorry, fat fingered)

    coco could wear anything appropriate to look like a prostitute.

  • Love it…

  • Kay

    Sonny and Cher!

  • I don’t usually comment because you get so many, but I had to take the time today to say: When I first saw this post in my reader, I thought the title said, “When a fart and awesome collide.”

    And I thought that’d be the kind of thing you’d appreciate.

  • Ann-Marie

    Chuck: the Mona Lisa

    Coco: Animal from the Muppets

  • Laura June

    I say this with all kinds of affection:
    Chuck could dress up as Jon and Coco could dress up as you!

  • Steph TN

    Wow great art. captures both personalities perfectly If she has a website please link it! Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Kurt (Chuck) and Courtney (CoCo)

  • Laura

    Love #41 hysterical….poor Chuck though 🙂

  • kacy

    #89 stole my idea…I think coco should be a “cracked out” prostitute

  • OMG, this is hilarious. Chuck looks like…well, Chuck, and Coco looks like a friggin’ deranged Olivia Newton John from the Let’s Get Physical video.

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