Creativity: The Strange and Amazing Art of Grokdad

I love quirky people, creativity, and interesting art, and today I have a little of each to share with you. My pal Hancock has decided to grace my page with some of his strange and amazing art sketches.

I decided they would be best displayed in a slideshow format for your ultimate viewing pleasure. Blogging Basics Series will be back this upcoming week along with other awesome stuff (so make sure you’re subscribed to my blog). I am happy to say I’m finally feeling better, albeit tired. Enjoy the post!



Hancock (known as @Grokdad on twitter) used to work in newspapers before they started circling the drain. He (doncha love writing in the third person?) has a nine to five now and in his own time illustrates and does celebrity drawings for those celebs that tweet him. Currently his backlog is sinfully long. (ah! now I see where the third person is helpful in deflecting responsibility) He is also starting to write a screenplay and fantasy novel and a book on why women don’t understand men and vice versa. That should take some explaining, so he puts that one off the most.

He is developing a niche business of designing or redesigning covers for indie authors. Follow him on twitter and DM him if interested. Check out his website, Artsprocket, for more insights on his great talent.

Since he loves his family, and he has a nine to five, this extra work fits into his limited free time because he LOVES TO DESIGN and write and brush elbows with famous people and make snarky jokes and pretend he’s god’s imaginary gift to imaginary women because real women would get him killed. Did he mention he has a lovely, red-headed wife? Yes, he lives in fear.~~Poor, poor, third person John Hancock


John Hancock (aka Grokdad), I really appreciate you sharing your art on my blog!

For everyone else, which piece did you like the best? Tell me in the comments! I am currently undecided, but they are all pretty amazing.

If you missed the last post on Underappreciated elements of Walt Disney World, go take a look, and if you enjoyed this post, please support a nice pal and great artist by using the sharing buttons above or below. See you soon!

Feature images courtesy of John Hancock. 


  1. I really like the Afred E. Neuman and the Henry Winkler. They are all brilliant but those are my favorites.

    Thanks for sharing them.

    • John, I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  2. I envy anyone who can draw like that! Thank you for sharing! So celebrities actually tweet you and ask to have you draw a picture of them? That’s very cool!

    • Irene, I think he volunteers and draws them if they are nice to tweet him. He does nice work, though, for sure!

  3. I love quirky people too and these are all fabulous! What a talent. I really enjoyed viewing your work, Hancock. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Jane, I am sure Hancock appreciates the nice comment! Thanks for the support!

  4. I love anything ART and John, your work is terrific. Thank you Amberr for sharing artists, their work, and the creative spirit. Love that.

    • Justin, I hope to do more of this type of stuff in the future. I love promoting creativity.

  5. Wow, it always amazes me when someone can can a pencil, crayon, paint or whatever and draw or sculpt something just from their mind. *I think that sounded completely weird but hopefully you understand*

    because I can’t draw stick figure people without making them look weird so seeing art that others make is awesome. I think I like henry winkler the best but goodness they were all really good.

    • Mary, I totally understand. I can’t take what images are in my head and put them into art, but I surely can enjoy promoting artists!

    • Maria, I think he’s pretty awesome also!

    • Andi-Roo, that was one of my favorites, too!

  6. I’m partial to the Mad comics guy. It seems to be saying something cultural and artistic. Not sure exactly WHAT it’s saying, but I’m fascinated by it and love it!

    • Andrew, I kinda like the Mads comic guy, too!

  7. Really cool work! Love it. Thanks, Amberr and glad to hear that you’re feeling better 🙂

    • Intricate, glad you loved it!

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Amberr Meadows

I’m an Atlanta, GA Social Media Manager, blogger, writer, brand ambassador and virtual author tour coordinator. I work with individuals, small businesses, and authors to strengthen their brands through targeted social media campaigns. I love to engage and develop strong, enduring relationships with each of my clients. My passions are books, travel, social media, blogging, and all things creative.

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