I recently participated in The Art House Co-Op Limited Edition Sketchbook Project. The project is a collaborative series of art books created by 5000 artists from around the world.
On page 2, that really is a drawing of my mom and my brother. My brother is wearing a pair of "goofy eyeball" novelty glasses. On the third page, the guys pictured next to me are Travis Eck, Jeremy Johnson and Jeff Welborn.
This really happened. We tried to hang our art and we couldn't. The groundskeeper told us ahead of time that the hangers would be in a storage box in the lobby. When we got there, no box, no hangers. Nothing. We spent an hour searching the storage rooms trying to find them to no avail. It was lame.