[Text by Amberle Ferrian]
"Jessica's Birthday Gift" (jessbday.gif, 963x762x2, 25931 bytes), is the 34th in a continuing series of fine Disney fanart drawings by Bob Ito <ito@[...] colorado.edu>, and the 13th in the so-called "Bucketland Cards" series of handmade greeting cards, "when you're too cheap to buy a card." :-)
An evening at the Ink and Paint Club, where its sultry star, Jessica Rabbit, is performing at a private party for her favorite fan. As she reprises her song from the movie WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, you notice the lyrics have changed:
You've had plenty birthdays, and you're now "half dead" But this one's special, 'cause I'm here instead Why don't you sit back Like some other men do? Now make a wish Blow out your candles too Now you had wanted me here--for so long I'll dance now with your carrot-cake--and sing this song Why don't you sit back Like some other men do? Now make a wish Blow out your candles too Why don't you sit back? And happy birthday too!
This is a handmade birthday card for lar3ry gensch <lar3ry@[...]>, and was signed by Bob, the other FDC Bucketeers (Jeff Wilson, David Uy, and David Cuthbert), Amberle Ferrian, Pam Shaw, Christine Moeser, Ed Sterrett, Ed Murphy, Misti Jordan, Roberta Brubaker, Rich and Carol Koster and Geoff Thomas. Many of the signatories were present during a January FDCMuckmeet of rec.arts.disney/FDC regulars in Orlando. Interestingly, enough, lar3ry was present at this meet, and the card arrived there while he was there. How they managed to sign this behind his back without him knowing is one of those great unsolved mysteries of life. :-)
The card is divided into several sections as follows:
left: front of card right: inside right of card inset: back of card with Bucketland Cards slogan
As with all other Bucketland Cards, all personal messages and addresses have been deleted from the image, which is posted with the recipient's permission. Happy birthday, lar3ry!