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The Barry Lee Thread

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Super Scooter, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Tee hee hee. This is too funny.
  2. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Now it wouldn't be a real fan club unless I could find a way to make some ca$h of it! So get yer' Barry Lee Fan Club memorabilia! That's right folks, just $50 a pop! Everyone is taking advantage of this great deal!

    Seriously though, I'm a big BL fan, especially his art. I remember awhile back when I colored a comic of his (sixth one down) and later found out he was like on 13 at the time, that blew my mind! Cheers, Barry! Clearly if there's a member on here who deserves a fan club; it's the Barry!
  3. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    OMG! I am seriously falling on the floor! hahahahahaa.

    Thanks Dave! (Vic Ramano) Welcome to the club man!

    hahaha. Awesome. We have merchandise.
  4. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Hey, isn't there a website that allows you to design your own products (like t-shirts and mugs and stuff)? We should issue BLFC stuff.
  5. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    That would be sick. And have T-Shirts with my art. I have been wanting to do some Barry T-Shirts for some of my friends etc. I think that would be sick. I better start drawing...

    **gets pen**
  6. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet Well-Known Member

    Yeah there is, cafepress.com. I have my own secret store there with my cartoons on them...err...:o Nothing.

    Sick? What's sick?
  7. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Start!!!! Then Finish!!! Then start again!!!!
  8. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet Well-Known Member


    Woah, the thread just blew up for a minute! I got a "Database Error". Wow, all this Ziffeling must've killed it somehow.
  9. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    Wow! Barry, that is incredible work!
  11. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet Well-Known Member

    Wahoo, that would ROCK as a t-shirt...I'd buy that fer sure....
  12. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Thanks Super Scooter!
  13. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Thanks to you aswell Nick (AM) !
  14. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Excellent work, Barry. I love it!
  15. anythingmuppet

    anythingmuppet Well-Known Member

  16. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Thanks VR, your art is pretty awesome aswell! Esp. your muppet work!
  17. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    Here's a little profile story I did about you-know-who for my intro to journalism class this past quarter.


    Most people would consider having an extremely rare syndrome with only 75 known cases to date a misery. Add in a 33 percent survival rate, and people would likely feel even more miserable about the syndrome.

    Certainly, a person with this syndrome would define him or herself by it.


    One of the survivors of this syndrome feels differently.

    Barry Lee, 15, has Nager’s Syndrome, a disorder characterized by physical abnormalities and hearing loss. Barry’s symptoms include severe hearing loss and no pinky finger on either hand.

    Barry uses a variety of terms to describe himself: a peaceful, hippie-like, uninhibited, perfectionist cartoonist"

    “Nager’s Syndrome” appears nowhere in his self description. Neither does “physically disabled” or “hearing-impaired."

    “I don’t think of myself as disabled,” Barry said. “I’m not bothered by it, I overcame that.”

    Sometimes, people around him feel cautious as to what to say because he uses a hearing aid. He often makes light of his hearing loss to ease others around him. “It’s no big deal that I use a hearing aid,” he said.

    Barry even listens to music despite his hearing loss. “I do things just like everybody else.”

    “Disabled” is certainly not a blanket term that applies to Barry, according to his definition of the word. “I think of ‘disabled’ as someone that isn’t able to do something. I can do things just like anybody else.”

    Barry does not believe that people should be defined by others, especially if that definition is based on physical capabilities. “I don’t see people like me represented at all [in the media],” he said.

    He sees stereotypes of other types of disabilities and diseases, but none similar to Nager’s Syndrome. “I don’t know of any negative stereotypes of people with hearing aids. They really aren’t there.”

    “I live in a small town,” he continued. “People respect everybody. No one ever makes me feel bad about my [hearing loss and hands].”

    Barry is a renowned cartoon illustrator and oil painter in his hometown of [censored]. “I stopped counting [the number of drawings] at 200. And I was 10 when that happened, literally,” he said. “My local paper did a story on me, too.”

    Barry’s cartoons have always received a positive response. “Dennis the Menace” cartoonist Hank Ketchum was so impressed by Barry, that he drew a portrait of him as a gift.

    Nothing gets in the way of Barry’s cartooning. He recently completed a short animated film and wants to become an animation director.

    Barry says his parents are his main positive influence. Their ongoing support of his drawings never wanes. Muppet creator Jim Henson is also a major inspiration for Barry’s outlook on life.

    “I keep a positive attitude,” he said. “I don’t know why, I just do it.”
  18. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    haha I feel weird reading articles about myself. But anyways, good job JediX!!
  19. Skye

    Skye Well-Known Member

    Wow, jediX, that was really great! And what's even greater is the way Barry is. Nager's Syndrome does seem so hard (and I'm sorry you have to deal with it, Barry), but it really doesn't make Barry that different from anyone else in the world. And, keeping a positive attitude is always the best way to be!

    Barry, your drawings are awesome. I wish I could draw like that! And by the way... I love your signature! ;)
  20. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    Awww thanks Caroline, I HAD to include Shimelfizzy, she's my new bestest friend!!

    (Along with Gerry the Fairy of course) :zany:

    ((Gives some M & M's to Caroline, and throws a penguin at her.))

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