The First Folio of Shakespeare – six inches from my face

 

This is a panoramic shot of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. I took it about an hour ago. I stopped in, took a somewhat-private tour, and stood 6 inches from one of their 82 original First Folios.
Yes. I saw one in person. And the expression on my face said it all.

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“Mr. Will S”

This customized portrait of my favorite playwright was created by one of my favorite collaborators and performers. Mike Pagano is a talented actor, improv comedian, and writer. He is also a visual artist, and he has a huge say over the visuals of his own shows. He’s created drawings like this of many of his heroes – rock stars, comedians, etc. He knows that Mr. Shakespeare is one of my artistic heroes, so he surprised me with this drawing. He has a great style, and takes requests for custom work. Feel free to contact me for info.