Sketchbook Update: Abe Vigoda 1921-2016

Abe Vigoda

Sad to hear about the passing of Abe Vigoda at age 94 (not a hoax this time). So I decided to sketch Detective Fish for today’s doodle break.

One of my favorite “classic” sitcoms is Barney Miller. It was very funny but not in a laugh-out-loud way, more in a low-key, earthy way. I own the entire series on DVD and most of it holds up extremely well. Surprisingly I couldn’t find a good clip of Detective Fish on YouTube, but here’s a so-so one that at least captures the spirit of his character: