Saturday, December 24, 2005

Illustration Friday: Holiday

Maybe I won't even begin to try to explain how my thinking ended up here when coming up with this little Christmas Eve game. I just know that when I saw the topic for this week, I decided I wasn't gonna risk Pat Robertson's wrath by doing some politically correct version of Merry Christmas. So, I went totally some other way. I don't know why.

I was just gonna put 'Happy...' above the two caricatures, but then I realized that neither Doc Holiday or Billie Holiday had particularly happy lives. Doc died of TB when he was 35. (Side note: do we all agree that Val Kilmer has done the best Hollywood version of this western legend?) Billie died when she was 44. She enjoyed success as a singer, but she went through some very rough times: raped at a young age, discrimination, and substance abuse.

Anyway, may everyone have a truly wonderful week, whatever belief (or non-) that you have. Go to my other blog for a more conventional seasonal greeting.

21 comments:

QweySpiral said...

I love it! pure genius!

ValGalArt said...

you are great twisselman! love it!!! have a creative holiday

Catnapping said...

too funny! ROFL.

Marry Christmas!

Don said...

I "got it" pretty quick. Great characatures... a version of cartooning I have never really attempted. They are wonderful.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Twisselman,
I love your name....and your artwork.

Groovy baby,
Happy happy everything!

Lyn &
The Whippy Curly Tails in the Toasty South
=^..^=

gudbrandsdottir said...

Merry Christmas!

Great caracters you have there, happy or not!

Alison Ashwell said...

Great work. Definitely agreed about Val Kilmer

Have a wonderful festive season and a healthy and successful 2006

Janet said...

Very nice! I like it!

Tiffy said...

A great drawing with a story! Happy Holidays

IdiotHead said...

As you said, a different take on the subject. Great caricatures. That is such a difficult art to get right. Wonderful shading. Great illustration, as always.

m.b said...

Clever and funny (the illo, not the unhappy lives of Doc and Billie). Nice take! Happy Holidays to you too!

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy, joy, joy to you Twisselman creator of excellent caricatures!

carla said...

These caricatures are marvelous, and I really love your different interpretation of the topic! Most excellent! Have a Splendid New Year:>

Ellen said...

Great job, Twissel ol' man!

Maria Antunes said...

Lovelly! Happy New Year! :-)

Alexa Brett said...

Wow! What a take on the theme...Brilliant. Happy Holidays and Splendid New Year to you and your family!

Leezy said...

Clever chap, aren'tchya!!!!
Love this concept. You are 2cool.

modroom said...

Great caricatures. Happy New Year! Dave Allen the Irish comedian used to always finish his show with "may your God go with you", which even as a kid I thought was pretty cool.
..:: )

Queen Tut said...

Great illo! you are always pushing the boundaries.
Happy new year to you!

Janet said...

I've already commented....I'm just back to wish you a Happy New Year!( you're one of my favorites..... very talented, yet you take the time to comment to those like me(not a "real" artist, just someone who likes to draw),and I very much appreciate it!

Rachelle said...

This illustration is fantastic. So creative. Definitely "outside the box" thinking on this one!