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Comments (18)

John Cox:

"For the last time, who is this HERNANDO?

Ed B:

Look toots, you can sit there all pretty 'til the cows come home, but my standard fee is still $500 a night. Now pay up so I can blow this joint.


I have always liked Edward Hopper and I really like this update. John, adding the modern "everyman" is brilliant!
And we can have fun with it!

Doc Al:

Rod Stewart was right - the morning sun, when it's in your face, really shows your age.

Tom Wms.:

Ed couldn't understand what happened to the love.

John Cox:


I thought it would be fun to take a Hopper classic and bend it. Thanks for noticing.

Doc Al:

"OK,OK. I'll admit it - the Allentown Ramada ain't no Disney Orlando resort but you have two choices: you can sit here all day and sulk or put on a sun dress and go with me to the Hibiscus Lounge downstairs and enjoy the Happy Hour pierogi buffet, a nice 2-for-1 cocktail, and the swinging music of Frankie Frankowski and The Polka Princes."


Doc Al KNOWS how to PARTY!


John Cox:

Yet again you've contributed some wriitng that lens itself to the first line of an edgy short story.

Doc Al:

Thanks, John. I used to write short stories for fun and really need to get back to it. In my high school senior English class, the teacher had us look at a picture and write a one-page short story about it. In my mind, I guess I still do that, I just don't put it down on paper. Maybe we should collaborate?

John Cox:

Hey Doc
Definitely has some possibilities. Love to chat about it.


ROFLLLLLLLLL I sure didn't need any words for this one.

Jazz Hands:

I'm sorry, Ed. Last night was magical, but I can't see you anymore. You and I are from different times, different worlds. Water color and pixel. Realist and caricature. Besides, what would the children look like?


"Look lady. I would do anything for love, but..."

Steve M:

What? So I looked a little slimmer at the Nighthawks Cafe last night-this is who I am baby!

John Cox:

Hey Steve
THERE"S the art history reference! Nice going.

Dr. Bob:

Wow, John, that is a strange juxtaposition and some major bending.


Role reversal:

"Do these pants make me look fat?"

One from when I watched TV (Wings):

"Once you've been with Roy Biggins, you don't want another man."

A couple from Hopper, although with everybody recognizing the painting, they seem too blah/obvious:

"If I had the energy, I would have done it all over the county."

"I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along... I use as little oil as I can... that's my method."

I like Steve's, but how about a different angle:

"Don't blame me. I wanted to do it in the Reinhardt."


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.

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