Sunday, December 17, 2006

Illustration Friday: Help

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'"
- Ronald Reagan

Actually, after I'd already started on the drawing, I heard someone from Mississippi speak and say that the government now was doing a pretty good job down there helping Katrina victims.

Don't know who this guy's s'posed to be... just some bureaucrat.


And now, a BONUS feature!!!

Because I've missed so many weeks... (no excuses, chalk it up to laziness and life in general)... I'm gonna get all caught up in one swell foop. Below please see my post for

CLEARTHANKSGIVINGINVENTIONMIGHTMASK...

Bartholomew could not mask his concern that clear Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving, when, on a stroll with Myra, his intended, they met Reginald. Was it an invention of his mind or might there have been a twinkle in Myra's eye as Reginald tipped his hat?

Peace to all, and find someone who could use a helping hand... or just a tip of the hat.

25 comments:

HARDWAX said...

I'm glad the aliens brought you back.

Those are scary words, but as weary as your little bureaucrat makes me, his familiar features take the sting away-just a little.

Thanks for the bonus-what a treat. You've managed to bring all the IF challenges for the past weeks to a sweet and fascinating piece of work.

Just awesome!

studio lolo said...

Hey...great to see you back! Bri said I scared you off.
Love what you did with the bonus...terrific way to catch up!

I'm completely addicted now. Too bad it doesn't replace another addiction!

Take care...

Jeffrey Scott Garris said...

I dig your style with the bureaucrat, Sir. It's sort of cartoony and caricature like. Keep them coming.

ratlion said...

Lol! You too? I resorted to a 'phobiainventionmightmaskhelp' in desperation...
:)
Cheers!

JO said...

Can't choose they're both so good. Love the character to the first and the inventiveness to the second. Glad your back!

Jeannette said...

I love combo enteries!


ANd I love governments that come a year too late! YESSSSSSSSSSS!

<3jeannette
www.JimmyJaneSays.com

Babe in the Woods said...

Oh how I love coming here. Today I get two for my money. These are wonderful and as always so wonderfully done.

michael dailey said...

lol he looks like some DC bureacrat ready to take the money and run. and bottom is great B/W, sooo now u can be lazy and laid back again, ur all caught up for christmas lol hope to see more of ya in th enew year lol

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Good morning! Just logging into work, and I was happy to see that you are back. Have a great week!

carla said...

I love your smooth talking, smiling government guy...and I wouldn't trust him to help me with anything! You catch-up illo is wonderful as well. I didn't miss you, but it's just beacuse I also wasn't around. It happens...but I'm glad we're both here this week:>

Michelle Lana said...

always great!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey...I've wondered about you (although I shouldn't say anything, since I hardly ever post anymore).Great catchup post! janet

steve said...

Nice one-two punch here Twisswlman! Glad you could make it this week.

Suzan said...

HeHe I love it!

bad, bad kitty said...

I think TWINKLE would be a great IF word, ey?

Veddy Meddy, Twis!

Tony LaRocca said...

With that chin, perhaps he's related to Jay Leno?

the heartful blogger said...

Now that's inventive!! Both great posts.

IdiotHead said...

Very glad to see you back. Wonderful way top 'catch up'. From now on you are not allowed to stay away this long (I'm not saying you must post each week). Your fans await.

Amy Zaleski said...

How clever that you combined all those challenges! I love the names you chose for your combined effort....Reginald, Myra...great stuff!! Thanks as always for taking time to comment on my work.

Amy Zaleski said...

How clever that you combined all those challenges! I love the names you chose for your combined effort....Reginald, Myra...great stuff!! Thanks as always for taking time to comment on my work.

ValGalArt said...

So good to hear from you and see that your mind has not been idle as evidenced by your clever illos! Hope you and your family have a beautiful and peacful holiday!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the best for this time of year Twisselman ... merry, merry!

Janet said...

'hoping your Christmas was merry!!!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Hi Twisselman,

Not much happening on my blog this December. I'm in Hawaii now at my daughter's house. Everyone here thinks I'm nuts for using a computer on vacation. :) Mea Culpa

All levels of government seem to have dropped the ball in New Orleans. There is a lot of discontent in the city. At least with those that are left.

One man I met was the exception. In the devastated middle-class lakeside neighborhood. His house was completely restored and beautiful. He told me he felt the government did a good job, as far as it went, but he took personal responsibility to finish up the job.

I think his viewpoint is unique.

Until later,
Robert

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Both of these are terrific in their own ways. Your charicatures (sp?) are always awesome! Welcome back to the fray...