A Look Back: Commissioned Work for TBTL Newsletter and FUBL

Back on August 6th, Andrew posted a request on the sTens group on Facebook requesting help with the creation of an image for the TBTL weekly newsletter. I virtually raised my hand and Andrew gave me the assignment of creating an image of Luke and Andrew standing behind podiums, debate-style. Also, the use of the Luke (aka “Johnny) and Andrew (aka “Bobo”) dolls would be perfectly fine. Also, attribution would be included in the newsletter.

So, I started to scrounge around for very high-resolution images of podiums and a stage, and found a set that I really liked. Since I didn’t have any clean images of Luke or Andrew standing, I opted to use the dolls that I got from the TBTL-a-Thon and did an impromptu shoot of them at home.

I spent a bit of time cleaning up the photos of the dolls and started putting all of the pieces together. After about an hour or so, I had basically a final draft and sent it over to Andrew for approval. Once I got the thumbs up, I finalized the image and sent it over.

Johnny and Bobo Debate
Johnny and Bobo Debate


When the TBTL newsletter was sent out on August 7th, I took a look at it and found that there was no attribution to the image and started to steam up a little bit. Andrew messaged me later in the day saying that the captions for the photos got removed by the editor and that he’ll make up the mishap. A little bit later, Andrew posted an image showing that the draft of the newsletter he submitted had the captions and provided attribution to the photo. All was good in the world…

That is, until I listened to that night’s show, TBTL #1921, when Andrew started to talkĀ about the newsletter (at around the 10 minute mark) and then mentioned the newsletter image and mentioned me as an attribution and thanks.

Andrew and Luke: A FUBL Thank You

MP3 | MPEG-4

That also lead to Luke creating the acronym “FUBL”, which stands for “For Us By Linh”.

Additional clips from TBTL #1921 are also available.

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