Sunday, November 18, 2007

Illustration Friday: Superstition


One Superstitious Fellow

Cuko was a familiar sight on the streets of a certain agricultural town in the heart of a certain Central California valley. He seemed to always be heading to somewhere or from somewhere and always with a bag of groceries, though no one could recall ever seeing him go in or out of either of the two grocery stores in town.

Aside from the ever-present straw cowboy hat on his head, he was never seen without a dime lodged in each ear.

When asked why he carried the dimes about in such a manner, he would respond with a sly grin, "When people say I have no sense in my head... Well, I just point to these." And he would continue on his way.

One night at the beer and wine joint, when free drinks had come from the other end of the long bar in rapid succession, and he was particularly borracho, he confided to Charlie and Louie
with the utmost seriousness that the dimes were firmly in place to protect him from the space men who visited from time to time.

The two young men thought they had finally been let in on the answer to one of the town's greatest mysteries, until Shorty told them a week later that Cuko typically varied the villains in his story between the space aliens and CIA agents and foreign spies. Evidently, the dimes were protecting valuable information for which any, or all, of these entities would stop at nothing to retrieve.

11 comments:

HARDWAX said...

Whether Cuko truly has knowledge that aliens from outer space, and or CIA etc. want, he is a true believer in the precious knowledge he pocesses, (maybe Louie and Charlie, will eventually get it out of him).
He has a great face and his expression perfectly reflects the story, which I love, and wish there were more of.

the heartful blogger said...

What a story, what a great face to match!

Jaimie said...

Great story, wonderful illustration as always. Very expressive. Cuko looks like a happy superstitious chap.

Shaky Thursday said...

Great stuff. Love your style.
Peace

Janice said...

one might say 'non sense'.....
but...Cuko took care of 'no sense'!!!
... cause he has 20 'cents'....
which was true creative 'licence'...
It appeared his 'defence'
is he liked to create 'suspense'

with his aliens... and cia...
so we cant really say he was 'dense'.... can we?

fun stuff.. great character... !!

steve said...

Ha ha! I really enjoyed reading this Twisselman. You really captured the cuckoo in Cuko's face too! Nice!

Ellen Byrne said...

Really nice illo to go along with the story. Very nice!

janie said...

great story, great character, he's no fool though, never has to put his hand in his pocket or his ear for a drink!

Don said...

You may need some serious help here, Twizz. LOL. Fun story & very interesting caricature. Gonna snicker on this one fro a while.

ValGalArt said...

I loved this story T-man! What a cool and neato character!!! I bet you have run into quite a few of those eccentric types? Love this and you did a great job on Cuko, hey maybe his name was Kook-oh for a reason?

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Fun story about a cookey guy, he might be a little freaky to run into though... the drawing is really great too