"Look, it's good for you."
A nauseating cliche
This is my entry for this week's theme over at illustration Friday: REMEDY.
The book title and artwork was done by Devon. Maybe he has a story in mind...
His illustration was done with table salt on black paper. You may notice flecks of pepper in there, too. His illustration has a spooky underwater vibe that sets the mood for an international thriller that contains manhunts and highly-trained assassins.
He was inspired by the remarkable artwork here.
Happy 235th anniversary of the day the world turned upside down. Have a thankful, inspired Independence Day and be careful out there, y'all.
Can I, PRETTY PLEASE??
Don't care where or for how long.
Just don't make me STAY!
If you haven't laughed so hard you've damaged your pancreas, may I recommend "Taladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".
I thought this gesture drawing would be an interesting take on this week's theme.
This stylin' Himalayan's
A ready Yeti.
It's a big day here in the neighborhood: Trackside Tavern is re-opening its' hallowed doors after suffering a heart-breaking fire January 20, 2009.
If you happen to have a bar that you can call home, you can imagine how displaced you'd feel if it was destroyed, leaving you without that particular touchstone that centers your social routine. Oh, you'd frequent other local places and run into the other sad refugees, people you got to know in the sadlly-passed watering hole that was your collective beehive. But you'd always go back to chatting about the old place, wouldn't you?
So, now, we Trackers can resume our seats at the bar and talk about NEW times.
Cheers to all us who have a regular bar stool where a cold one gets poured as soon as you walk in. And in my case, a joint,where dart players eagerly await the next game.
Good on ya, Doc!!
Most everyone thinks of a garden full of yearly bloomers when they hear "perennial". But this word also means "enduring", "persistent".
Eastwood is THE perennial deadly plains drifter, in my book.
See how other talented artists interpreted this week's theme over at Illustration Friday.
Obama can shovel some bull, but he's having a hard time riding it.
Doc Al is the proprietor of my favorite bar, Trackside Tavern, here in Decatur. A portion of the wall space at Trackside will be dedicated to caricatures of the bar staff and any other regulars who want to be on the wall.
(The glasses are a new "look" since the photograph was taken.)
If you'd like to commission a caricature of yourself or someone special, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss the details. 8x10 color caricatures go for $150 and ususally takes 2-3 days. All you need is a great photo and I can take from there!
This is my entry for this week's theme over at Illustration Friday: OBSESSION.
John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.