The Original Butt Sketch
Krandel Lee Newton, an engineer-turned artist, developed the Original Butt Sketch concept in Dallas’ Historic West End in 1987. The sketches became a big hit and Newton and his artists received offers to be flown around the country to make special appearances at colleges, trade shows, conventions, parties and private receptions. To date, over 250,000 people have gotten their backsides drawn. Although the “Butt Sketch World Tour” concept was initially a little tongue in cheek, most major U.S. cities, parts of Canada and Europe has experienced the World Tour. The artists have sketched the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Alex Trebek, Leeza Gibbons, John Goodman, Danny Glover and Vanessa Williams. Also sports luminaries Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Joe Theismann and Johnny Bench have had their backsides captured. The Original Butt Sketch¨ has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Parade and Maxim magazines. Also seen on TV’s America’s Funniest People; CNN; World News Tonight; Headline News; and Just For The Record (Australia).
Treasure Valley Community College
“The event was one of Treasure Valley’s finest productions in school history. This event could not have been possible without your incredible butt sketch! It has been several weeks since the event and students, staff, and faculty are still raving about their drawings. It was exactly what our college needed to make our event an enjoyable and incredible night.”
Columbia Basin College
“We had a great time…He was awesome, did great work and even stayed a bit longer than planned. From a supervisor’s perspective it was awesome!”