I've always been a big Pee-Wee Herman fan. I loved watching Pee-Wee's Playhouse as a kid, and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure has been one of my all-time favorite movies as long as I can remember. (Thankfully I had kinda grown out of him just before the whole scandal that crippled his career for a while.) Even today I watch the Playhouse on Netflix and enjoyed the recent direct-to-Netflix film, Pee-Wee's Big Holiday.
I read a while back that Paul Reubens is a decent signer (though some say most are "sec" autographs; not really him signing it), so I gave it a shot. I ended up with 3 different customs I liked, all in the 1996 Leaf Signature style, so I sent a strip of all 3, and in my little fan letter asked him to sign the one he liked most (...though, sure, I was kinda hopeful he'd be generous and sign all 3).
Well, several months have gone by with no return (sent back in January), so I'm writing this one off as a failure. Bummer! Maybe I'll give it another try one of these days. Or maybe he'll finally get around to returning it sometime in the future. Fingers crossed.
Here are the cards I had whipped up:
I think the swinging on a vine one is my favorite, but like 'em all.
Somebody emailed me the other day asking for a template I use for the these customs. There's not much to it. You just need a square-ish photo, feather the edges, then add the text. The font I use is Ebrima bold, but I bet Arial would look fine too. Black for the top, grey for the bottom, all caps with extra spacing between letters. That's it.
Anyways, too bad I haven't been able to get these signed. I believe I sent via his agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. If anyone has a better address to try for his autograph, please let me know. Thanks!