Norman Reedus plays a unique character on The Walking Dead. Unlike his counterparts, he does not have an equally named character in the comic book series. Fans have taken notice of it and often provide him with personalized artwork. In a tribute to the fans, Norman decided to thank them by releasing a Daryl Dixon book that contains their artwork.
Norman Reedus has called the book, Thanks for all the Niceness and it contains a collection of the best Daryl Dixon fan art that has been given to him over the past few years. He may play a tough guy on The Walking Dead, but his real life persona is quite the opposite. He shares his appreciation on the back of the book.
“‘Thanks For All The Niceness’ is Norman’s way to show his gratitude in a compilation of artwork made by his fans. The Norman/Daryl archetype is created in tattoo designs, cakes, pencil sketches, mosaics and more. Norman selected over 100 fascinating pieces that appear in this beautifully designed book. It’s real art made by real people for real people.”
Thanks for all the Niceness is not scheduled to release until October 31, nearly two weeks after the launch of The Walking Dead season 5. Norman is donating a portion of the book’s proceeds to the Bachman Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation. The book is not only helping his fans share their artwork, but also a great cause.
In other Norman Reedus News, it appears as though he has a few odd habits that make the rest of the cast squirm when he is around. Lauren Cohen shared one of his quirks in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“Norman is disgusting and he actually licks people. His standard greeting is to lick someone’s face when we are covered in [dirt and grime] like this.”
Andrew Lincoln confirmed the odd way to say hello.
“You go on the red carpet with Norman, and he’s got the bird or the lick. I think it begins with the bird and then if you grow in confidence or if you really offend him, he will lick you. He’s a licker, not a fighter.”
Lincoln revealed another weird habit of Norman Reedus.
“He likes to wipe his dirt on people as well. That’s another thing. At the end of the day if you’re wearing white… never wear white around Norman Reedus. It’s like the Turin Shroud, he wipes his face on people’s vests.”
What are your thoughts on Norman Reedus’ odd behavior, would you welcome a lick?
[Photo Courtesy: The Reedus Blog]