October 6, 2013: Since 2006, Tom Cruise Day has been celebrated on this day in Japan; from what I can see, reasons vary from the fact that he’s the American actor who has visited Japan the most, and that the date sounds kind of like his name (10 = tō, 6 = mittsu). Not sure how much weight I put behind that second one. The interwebs also seem torn on whether TC Day is October 6 or October 10. For Noodle Day, Tom’s made you a delicious bowl of macaroni and cheese, with a crumble top and everything. So celebrate Come and Take It Day by coming and taking it.
Doodle note here: this is my second-ever caricature. I was asked to draw a caricature of my boss, who’s retiring, the other day at work. “Put in a spreadsheet! And lots of hair! And have her wearing sensible shoes!” I tried to tell them that I don’t normally draw real people, but figured I’d give it a shot. (I boned up by looking at some of the work of one of our local amazing caricature artists, who has a great book on the subject.) I wasn’t 100% happy with the one I did of the boss, so I figured I’d try my hand again on old Tom.