My evolving caricatures of the infamous Kate and Jon Gosselin are the main attraction in the
banner I designed for the popular blog, "15 Minutes Gosselin Style."
|July 2010-Kate's DWTS hairstyle and Jon's big earring
|Jan 2011-Kate's current strawstyle and Oompa-Loompa skin tone, Jon's bling removed
|April 2011-Kate is twittering away, all day, every day.
Recent comments made:
Emily -- heehee I love how you're keeping caricature Kate accurate. Once again
- great job!
April 13, 2011 7:52 AM
Emily -- heehee I love how you're keeping caricature
Kate accurate. Once again - great job!
April 13, 2011 7:52 AM
Excellent, but I think
it's time to move Jon out of the picture now. Kate's the only one grasping at fame these days.
April 13, 2011 8:14 AM
Thanks Auntie Ann! :-) Glad you noticed.
April 13, 2011 8:27 AM
Seconded: Jon's caricature should go. He's a private citizen working a regular
job and not speaking to the media anymore.
I cracked the hell UP when I saw the update to hers, though. Perfect.
April 13, 2011 8:39 AM
Emily --You're welcome. You do great work. I've been to your website and watched
your videos on Youtube. What an enjoyable way to earn a living. I admire your talent - wish I had some of it but I can't even
draw a stick man for the life of me.
April 13, 2011 8:49 AM
LOVE the updated caricature; great work, Emily.
April 13, 2011 8:58 AM
Thanks Emily said...
LOVE the updated caricature; great work, Emily.
ETA: Agree with a few others that maybe it's time to remove Jon's likeness from the picture?
April 13, 2011 9:22 AM
The new caricature is spot on! Loved it!
April 13, 2011 9:23 AM
Emily you rock! ! ! I almost didn't catch the updated picture. (BTW...I'm another one of those that have
been to your website and I love your work!) You have an amazing gift.
April 13, 2011 9:29 AM
Emily, I agree , you are fantastic. I disagree about taking Jon out of the
picture. He has been stripped from everything to do with his kids by his idiot ex, the courts and TLC. He deserves to have
his picture there just so people will never forget he is their father and has as much right as her. I just hate seeing him
raked over the coals when he has taken the high road and been very silent. I'm sure he is working behind the scenes to do
what he can, but I would surely hate to see his picture removed. We all know Kate reads here and it would give her great pleasure
and just more of a feeling of control to see his picture gone.
April 13, 2011 10:04 AM
Hahaha!! Thanks Moose for bringing the caricature up! Great
job Emily! Too funny!
April 13, 2011 10:10 AM
Emily, Agreeing with others about the caricature update, and your talents.
As for Jon's caricature, perhaps something that makes it clear he is still in the children's lives,
but not pimping them anymore? Seems like he has earned some of our respect back.
April 13, 2011 10:16 AM
Oh how I wish I had your talent Emily. That's great!
Emily, you did it again!!! AWESOME caricature :o)
April 13, 2011 10:56 AM
Thanks everyone, I appreciate your comments on my artwork! :-)
Admin's call about any changes. I'll implement whatever she likes---she does a great job running this blog.
I also think Jon should not be removed--for a couple of reasons. He is their father and THE Gosselin. If there are "nine"
Gosselins, it's Jon and his children. And if you compare the two caricatures, HE is not the subject of ridicule in this image.
Lastly, he needs to be there for skin tone contrast!
April 13, 2011 11:07 AM
Emily, I want to add to the several messages above regarding the cartoon image
I think he was held prisoner enough years with Kate while they were married. Maybe the poor fellow has
earned his "release" from the cartoon above?....
Thanks for making me smile :o)
Emily, you are so very touched. Am bouncing around your site and there's so
much beautiful work, so much joy and appreciation in the faces of the people with whom you share your gifts. The Mandela is
But I also think Jon should not be removed--for a couple of reasons. He is
their father and THE Gosselin. If there are "nine" Gosselins, it's Jon and his children. And if you compare the
two caricatures, HE is not the subject of ridicule in this image. Lastly, he needs to be there for skin tone contrast!
I agree. He does need to be there. Great job. I see two things that I would change (but it's not
our call)! Her hair is too silver. Kate's hair is scarecrow yellow, like straw. She doesn't have silver-platinum hair. And,
if you look at any photo of Kate, her upper teeth are out of line. Yes, they are big and white, but the center of her front
teeth do not line up, as they do in the caricature. Her entire upper jaw is off-center, to her left (to our right as we look
at a straight on shot). In other words, the center of her two front teeth do not line up with the center of her upper lip.
It is really, really noticeable on close-up, head-on shots.
Emily, I agree with keeping Jon up there. He is still their father. But since
he is no longer a grifter I think it would be great to change the description of the blog.
Thanks for chatting
with us! !
April 13, 2011 11:36 AM
Emily Anthony said... Thanks everyone, I appreciate your comments on my artwork!
And it's Admin's call about any changes. I'll implement whatever she likes---she does a great job running this blog.
But I also think Jon should not be removed--for a couple of reasons. He is their father and THE Gosselin. If there
are "nine" Gosselins, it's Jon and his children. And if you compare the two caricatures, HE is not the subject of
ridicule in this image. Lastly, he needs to be there for skin tone contrast!
April 13, 2011 11:07 AM
Can you make him holding a sign that reads "Stop forcing my children to pay for your lifestyle!"
I think Jon is depicted in the artwork ( as it stands now ) as a player in child exploitation.
I personally think he should come down, or at least changed somehow so that it shows he doesn't condone the show.
And OH MY GAWD I LOVE the pink cell phone of her twittering. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 13, 2011 11:54 AM
I do see the point about keeping his image, but I do think his name needs
to come out about making money on the backs of the kids, since he's no longer a part of that and has been actually trying
to stop it.
I sort of like that he seems to be giving Kate the hairy eyeball over there.
April 13, 2011 11:58 AM
OH MY GAWD I LOVE the pink cell phone of her
And don't forget the french manicure-just precious :o)
April 13, 2011 12:08 PM
Emily Anthony said...But I also think Jon should not be removed--for a
couple of reasons. He is their father and THE Gosselin. If there are "nine" Gosselins, it's Jon and his children.
And if you compare the two caricatures, HE is not the subject of ridicule in this image. Lastly, he needs to be there for
skin tone contrast!
I agree. This blog is about the entire Gosselin family, not just Kate,
TLC, and their antics.
If I'm not mistaken, Jon's caricature looks like it has darkened as if to imply he
is no longer in the spotlight (as opposed to Kate's caricature with the stars and lit background).
in the header should change concerning Jon, it's most likely the tagline since Jon is no longer seeking fame on the back of
his kids. "A blog chronicling every move in the Gosselin family while Kate and TLC continue their
relentless quest to further fame and fortune on the backs of eight kids. These childhoods belong to the kids, not the highest
bidder." (Italics segment is my edit.)
Great work, Emily! Loved the modifications and how you accurately
captured Kate's weird hand gestures (especially the left one, without the phone).
I thought the term was 'tweet',
not 'twit'. Although after reading twitter, Kate and some of her fans do sound like twits. Freudian slip?
April 13, 2011 12:09 PM
I'm probably asking too much here but it would have been funny if you could
stuck a Bucket list paper stuffed between her boobs !! lol
April 13, 2011 12:23 PM
Emily, if consensus is to keep Jon, why not put him in his work gear (hardhat)and
have him holding a paycheck made out to him-a man making an honest man's living.
Just a thought.
April 13, 2011 3:00 PM
Emily, I agree with the other posters. You are very talented. Love the update to Kate's caricature. I also
agree with you that Jon needs to stay in the picture. He's already been marginalized enough by Kate. Maybe you could add his
hardhat? That would show that he's still a presence but not a participant in the whole show debacle.
April 13, 2011 3:30 PM
Below are the comments (good AND bad) made about the blog's new look: Lauren said...
Love the new look!
I was just shutting down for
the evening and thought I would check in.
Emily did a great job "capturing" the real Jon and Kate.
July 21, 2010 1:44 AM
Great look! Love the caricatures. Can't wait to see what the sheeple think of it. :)July 21, 2010 2:21 AM
HI 50 said...
Whoa...Love the dark art. Can't wait to read the hyena/sheeple response when they see their
idol's cariacture! Let the games begin!July 21, 2010 2:52 AM
Linda in NS said...
Love the new look; it's captured the essence of J&K totally.July 21, 2010 3:21 AMMarkiesnana said...
On the right side, the blue lettering on the black background
is a little hard on my eyes; but that may be just me.
July 21, 2010 3:27 AM
"Jon" looks like Jon but "K8" looks like Mary Jo Buttafucco =)
Love the new look !
July 21, 2010 4:55 AM
LMAO!!! LOVE IT!!!!July 21, 2010 6:13 AMAnonymous said...
great- really- but much harder to read at work without getting caught :-)
July 21, 2010 6:22 AM
WONDERFUL! The evil that is Kate shines thorugh. In a perfect world
this is what Kate should see every time she looks in the mirror.
I like it for both the ridiculousness
of Jon & Kate that it captures and the fact that the kids faces aren't shown!July 21, 2010 6:34 AM
I just love the new look of the site.July 21, 2010 7:07 AMAdministrator said...
Glad everyone likes it. Oops, sorry it makes it harder to hide at work, lol!
I will toy with the blue links
I'm sure I can fix that. Polite suggestions have always been welcome here!
July 21, 2010 7:17 AM
Carolina Gal said...
Yep, us 'old' folks (me) have a bit of trouble reading the blue on black. Otherwise,
looks good, like we're going 'Hollywood'!
Emily, great work!
July 21, 2010 7:25 AM
The banner is just awesome. Kudos to
the artist!July 21, 2010 7:38 AMJudy said...
I cracked up on seeing Jon's "Diamond" studs.
The new look makes me feel like
I'm at Dollywood and J&K are the main attraction.
Great job Administrator !!
July 21, 2010 7:54 AMAuntieAnn said...
Love it!! Little Collin covering his
face, Kate's frown marks between her wonky eyes and wow those veneers look like the "real" thing. Hats off to Emily.
And you too Admin, it looks great.July 21, 2010 7:58 AM
Kudos, admin for not including these
children's faces in the banner. Now, take it a step further and don't include these precious children in any of your posts.July 21, 2010 8:12 AM
Fantasic!July 21, 2010 8:32 AM
Even though you gave us a heads up a change was coming ... I was still taken by surprise
by Emily's artwork!
I LOVE THE NEW LOOK!
Well this new look I'm sure will stir things up ... eventually I will have to make a
trip over to the dark side to see what the sheeple are saying :)
July 21, 2010 8:51 AMDiane said...
Wow! I came over here this morning, like every morning, and I am still giggling. I love
July 21, 2010 9:12 AMcarolinapeach said...
Since she's getting herself 're-freshed', will Emily's hard work have to be updated to
keep up with her changes?
And if the paps can find her everytime she leaves the house, why is no one privy to where she is now? Is
there a secret entrance on the back 40 out past by the chicken house? and where's Waldo, I mean Steve?
July 21, 2010 9:17 AM
Congratulations the comments are so
much easier to read. Great art work too!! Happy to see the children's little faces are not being revealed.July 21, 2010 9:25 AM
Great Job, Emily!July 21, 2010 9:26 AM
Emily ... perfect likeness especially of Katie!
Thanks to admin for bringing this artwork to her
July 21, 2010 8:59 AMjibberjabbers said...
Looks good! A lot better than before.
Good job Emily!July 21, 2010 9:57 AM
Laura D. said...Barbara said...
Love the new look! And I agree; blurring
the kids' faces would be a great idea.July 21, 2010 10:18 AM
I love it. You did a great job. That caricature
of Kate is so much like her it is scary. It brings out her rotten inner soul. The only thing that would finish it off is showing
the line of her extensions. Great, great job!July 21, 2010 10:39 AM
Great job with the new look and the art work - it is a real summer treat and a laugh as well.
She looks like an older Carol Brady, and Jon
well, great job...posting pics of the kids or not will not stop J and K from putting them on TV and getting that People Magazine
cover.July 21, 2010 10:57 AMNot Sure said...
The one of Jon is pretty good.
But the one of Kate isn't very good. I would not have recognized her had you not told me it was
suppoed to be Kate.
artist is okay, but she could do better with Kate.
July 21, 2010 11:24 AMfidosmommy said...
Wow. Just wow. PerfectJuly 21, 2010 11:33 AM
Love it! LOL.July 21, 2010 11:36 AM
Love the new look! Loved the old look, and just love this blog!
Thanks for the constantly good
and updated entertainment...
July 21, 2010 11:47 AM
Yikes! Those caricatures are disturbing! Aw. Collin is hiding
his face too.
like that you moved the circus to the sidebar too.
July 21, 2010 11:53 AM
I too like that the kids faces aren't
shown.July 21, 2010 11:54 AM
I notice how the mouth is smiling but the eyes are not. The eyes look cold as ice. It
looks just like her.
Imagine the fun Emily could have had with the spikey hairdos Kate and Jon both had once.
It's a very good job.
July 21, 2010 12:29 PMAuntieAnn said...
Schmecky Girl said...I too like that the kids faces aren't shown.
I agree, and I'll just make one more
comment and let it go. Among other things, I like the way the artist has intentionally drawn the kids to where their faces
are not shown. I noticed it right away. The money above their heads is definitely a bold announcement that Jon and Kate are
making money off their kids. In keeping with Emily/Admin's idea of not showing their faces, I suggested that she do the same
when she posts photos of the kids.That way, the administrator & others who post here cannot be accused of taking advantage
of those children. The comment that she not post photos of them or even discuss the children at all seemed rather silly to
me. It's unavoidable, as this blog addresses the near lawlessness (up to this point) of kids on reality tv.
If or when Jon and Kate ever take those
kids off tv and find a way to make a living on their own to support them, I guarantee there will be a victory celebration
going on here and I for one will never bring them up again.
July 21, 2010 12:46 PMNancyB said...
Awesome...original, it POPS and so do you!July 21, 2010 2:14 PM
Emily's artwork reminds me of another fabulous
caricature artist that does all the Housewives (and their hubs). He has a website called Pretty on the Outside.July 21, 2010 2:32 PM
Very nice new header and layout (what I can see of it: my screen isn't very wide and i run at
800 x 600, but it looks as if the main body section is viewable without scrolling horizontally, so yay!)
Love the header w/o the kids' faces showing. About blurring, though - since there's no
question about the identity of the children, and since the photos do not originate here, the idea of blurring their faces
just hits me in the gut emotionally - as if you'd be blurring their identities out. Negating them somehow.
July 21, 2010 3:06 PM
Home from work now....Now I can see all of it and LOVE it Admin!
July 21, 2010 4:05 PM
My kids Mom said...fidosmommy said...
I wonder if Emily has or will get any
grief from Kate's PR team or TLC over this spot-on caricature of Kate.July 21, 2010 5:47 PM
Congrats, Admin.! Must feel very rewarding
to win!I love this new site, I think the artist did a great job on both Jon and Kate, for those who say it did not remind
them of Kate,then perhaps it is because she is not frowning, which she seems to always do when she is with her kids. And about
the blue color on the black, I am starting to think that something is wrong with my vision, as I am easily able to read them,
and it does not bother my eyes. So no worries for this woman, but do what you think is best Admin., as it is YOUR blog!!July 21, 2010 6:13 PMa portland granny said...
LOve the new header--I would recognize Kate anywhere--I think it captures her beautifully!!
I wish you would dump the complainers
that inflitrate this blog from time to time--they waste my time!
July 21, 2010 6:24 PM
I think the cartoon Kate's hair looks
a lot like Kate's hair - rather like a broom.July 21, 2010 8:02 PMTLC stinks said...
I think the artwork is awesome. She
got it right and I love the tops of the kids' heads.July 21, 2010 9:23 PMCJ said...
Sorry, I have to agree with the minority.
I didn't recognize Kate in the caricature. Now if the skin was more ORANGE, the eyes more WONKY, and the hair more VARIGATED
yellow it would have been Kate spot on. The donkey mouth smile and blowup boobs are correct, tho.July 22, 2010 9:07 AMHot In PA said...
You're right about the skin tone. Orange-ish would have been really funny!
I looked at the hair in the caricature
and noticed the broom-like bottom of the haircut, and figured maybe that's what the artist was going for...the witch motif!
But as far as I know, Kate's hair has never worn her hair in an exaggerated blunt cut like that.
Still, the work as a whole is
great and the message of American greed that it portrays comes across loud and clear.
July 22, 2010 3:41 PM
- GoPoshGo said...
My opinion is clearly in the minority,
but I’ll stick my neck out anyway: Overall, I don't like the new graphics. While I LOVE that the artist hid the kids’
faces (very clever – and so on the mark), I find it, overall, to be too cartoonish, harsh, and distracting. In particular,
Kate's caricature is scary, and doesn't look like her at all. I realize that caricatures are meant to be extreme portrayals,
but Kate is entirely unrecognizable in this graphic. Jon's is better, but again, the renderings are just too gaudy and harsh.
Additionally, I don't think the graphics jibe with what this blog’s overall purpose is purported to be. The portrayal
is a blatant mockery of the Gosselin family (specifically of Jon & Kate -- but still, it's a commentary on the whole family).
My understanding is that THAT is not the primary purpose of this blog (esp. given its new domain name "realitytvkids.com"). The artist is clearly talented, and I mean no
disrespect to her work. I just think this particular rendering of the Gosselin family undermines the seriousness
of the issues discussed on this blog.
- July 22, 2010 9:48 PM
No disrespect to the artist, Emily but I can't resist saying this.
The caricature of Jon reminds
and Butthead. LOL!
The lips, eyes and the funny turkey neck remind me of B&B.
Kate doesn't get off easy either - Emily really
pegged that "see right through you" look that many have mentioned about Kate. The eyes are haunting.
July 22, 2010 9:57 PM
Hot In PA said...
" realize that caricatures are meant to be extreme portrayals, but Kate is entirely
unrecognizable in this graphic."
I said something similar upthread. Taken as a whole, you know it's Kate. Looking at the
caricature without Jon and the kids and the glitz, you'd have no idea who it is. I've seen plenty of great caricatures of
celebrities and one look will tell you exactly who it is supposed to be. That's not the case here.
I can see where you are coming
from in respect to the seriousness of the situation, but if you look at the graphic, and think beyond the comic aspect of
it, I can see that it does show what it's intended to show, which is greed and exploitation by two parents. Kate and Jon are
prominently featured, with the kids taking a much lesser importance, barely visible. This means that it's all about the parents
and their importance. There's a tragedy in the comedy of the graphic...if that makes any sense.
Kate looks scary because Kate
IS scary, not necessarily her physical looks, but what she has done to the family unit and her control over the kids. I'm
not sure how else
could she be presented. She's no June Cleaver.
But I do understand your take on this because I
had similar concerns when I looked initially looked at it.
July 23, 2010 1:34 AM
Love the new look! It's very bold and
really pops off the screen when the page comes up. It's really cool that you found a local artist too, especially one who's
seen the light. Those little hands over the face of the little one are classic!
- July 23, 2010 5:18 PM
I notice how the mouth is smiling but
the eyes are not. The eyes look cold as ice. It looks just like her.
Imagine the fun Emily could have had with the spikey hairdos
Kate and Jon both had once.
It's a very good job.
July 21, 2010 12:29 PM