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There Goes The Sun, Little Darlin’

August 21, 2017

As you may have heard, there’s an eclipse of the sun today. Anyone in North America can see it. Here in New Hampshire, USA, we’ll only see a partial eclipse, but it’s still exciting, and conditions are near-perfect: a nice clear sunny day.

What’s even more important than the eclipse itself? Well, if you’re a brand (like Mark Armstrong Illustration, for example), you simply must post something about the eclipse on your blog and all your social media accounts, or else risk looking uncool, unhip, and hopelessly out of touch.

So here’s my take, with some help from George Harrison and an obscure Liverpool group called The Beatles. George’s two biggest contributions to the Beatles songbook were Something and Here Comes The Sun. I modified the lyrics to the latter, because… here comes The Moon!!blank vertical space, 32 pixels highSolar eclipse 2017 Beatles George Harrison singing There Goes The Sun with John Paul Ringo guitars drums
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Thoughts? I’d appreciate your feedback.

You might also enjoy this Meet The Beatles parody.

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About Mark: I’m an illustrator specializing in humor, branding, social media, and content marketing. I create images that get content seen and shared.

You can view my portfolio, and connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Questions? Send me an email.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2017 5:45 PM

    Awwwwww ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!!! I keep repeating myself but what can I do! Hope you enjoyed the momentary [thankfully] disappearance of the sun! All we had was a …Full Sun! 😉


    • August 30, 2017 8:58 AM

      Dearest Marina!! I fear Greece will never have an eclipse… how could it when you are always shining so brilliantly?? Thanks for all your sunny 🌞 and sweet 🍨 and intoxicating 🍷 support, and I blush 😳 with shame for being so long overdue at your blog… 🐷🔫 May the sun fall gently on your Olympic studio, and the paint splatter gaily upon your canvas!! 🎨🎨🎨🚀🌖💥🚑👽👽👽😊

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      • September 3, 2017 3:23 PM

        I don’t know about Greece but I know that I probably won’t see another one in this lifetime [a total eclipse that is]! Oh well… Sending my sunny wishes! 🙂 🙂 🙂


        • September 8, 2017 11:37 AM

          I’m going to use my rocket ship to nudge the moon into position so you can see a total eclipse. In fact, I’ll do it right now: 🚀🌕🌞🌑 There– that was easy… 😊

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        • September 8, 2017 7:12 PM

          Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww – I see it I see it!!!!!!!!!!! You are a miracle worker – you make dreams come true… but of course you do!!!! 🙂


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  2. August 21, 2017 5:54 PM

    Love it! Paul’s teeth especially made me smile.


    • August 30, 2017 9:03 AM

      Ha! Yes, Sir Paul was all eyes and all teeth, set off by what used to be a large floppy Beatle wig! Yesterday… all his wrinkles seemed so far away… his and mine, both! Always great to hear from you, hope you and yours are having a lovely summer!

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  3. August 21, 2017 5:55 PM

    Hi Mark… excellent caricatures of the group, and so witty! Yes, it was a great day to watch the eclipse, couldn’t ask for nicer weather. Hope you enjoyed it as well.

    John Collado


    • August 31, 2017 8:29 AM

      Hi, John! How very kind of you to drop by. I watched the eclipse wearing a large Beatle Wig. I combed it down over my eyes for extra protection. You can’t be too careful… : )

      Thanks a heap for your kind comment. It means a lot coming from a great caricaturist like yourself. Onward!


  4. August 21, 2017 8:38 PM

    Hi Mark, I love our illustrations – obviously years of doing it so well! Q: Do you use computer Illustrator (Adobe or similiar) or pens and textas or both? Just wondering as I am using Adobe Illustrator but have started watercolour and now ink. Cheers, Liza


    • August 31, 2017 8:42 AM

      Hi Liza, thanks so much for your kind comment. I’ve always done my line drawings by hand using plain ol’ markers and paper. Then I scan them into my computer. I used Adobe Photoshop for many years, then lost it when my old computer died. I decided I didn’t want to pay an ongoing monthly fee for the new Cloud-based version of PS, so I took a chance and paid $30 for Pixelmator which I could download onto my machine. It’s a great image-editing and coloring program, and I’ve been using it for a couple of years now. You can read more about my making the switch in this post. Nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by!

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  5. August 23, 2017 3:23 PM

    Great caricatures and ear worm


    • August 31, 2017 8:44 AM

      What?? Was that an ear worm on Ringo’s drum kit?? Dang! I drew the wrong insect!! I knew I shoulda looked that up… : )

      Thanks, Alison– always great to see you!



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