Life's been so busy lately I haven't had time to scratch myself. What with the relentless work on "The Day My Butt Went Psycho" and some other top secret stuff, I hardly ever seem to find the time to do stuff for "fun".
Over on the Facebook, however, good friend and fellow "Psychobummer" James Hart runs a regular Random sketch group called RANDOMDAYNESS.
I always promised I'd find the time one day to join in. Today was that day.
2 days back at work and I already feel like a hoard of evil pixies have been jabbing at my spine with knitting needles. Perhaps its got something to do with the fact that I hunch over my desk like Quasimodo trying to crouch under a coffee table.
Light news from Blogington of late. In fact if Blogington were a real place then it would be seriously struggling to maintain a community. The video store has gone out of business, the post office has let several staff go and the local pub has seen a significant downturn in clientele. I'm not sure where I'm going with this analogy, so I might just end it there, if it's OK with you. Let's face it, you probably stopped reading this after I said "Bloginton".
Anyway my day job on the propostorous posterior show "The Day My Butt Went Psycho!" has been gobbling up all my time over the past year and has been a major drain on my personal creative juices. Sorry that sounds unpleasant.
But then the truth often is.
Still, in that time I managed to eek out enough juice, to put this commissioned piece together. Now, the people involved know how long this took to accomplish and I can only apologise and hope that the end result was worth it.
For the record I'm very happy with the final prints . Hope you like em too.
OK so with the best intentions in the world I began this drawing challenge. What started off as a 30 day challenge is now looking more like a 30 week challenge. But what are you gonna do? Bills have to be paid and fun little distractions like this will always have to take a back seat.
So here then is little Charlie Bucket all grown up. I imagine that shortly after winning Wonka's factory, Charlie began gorging himself silly on chocolate, grossly overcompensating for his meagre and poverty stricken upbringing.
As time marched relentlessly on, Charlie found himself sinking deeper and deeper into an endless shame spiral. Feeding his guilt with more and more chocolate, until his family and Oompa Loompas abandoned him.
"I wish I never got that $*%^%$*# ticket" sobbed Charlie as he tucked into his 15th Scrumdidlyumptious bar for the day.
When I was a kid, like a really small kid, my babysitter was watching The Exorcist downstairs. When I came down to see what he was watching, I was confronted with the most terrifying thing I'd ever seen in my life. I'm not sure how long I watched it for, but it scared me for a long long time afterwards.
So I thought for today's challenge I'd combine it with something I loved as a kid (and still do actually), Garbage Pail Kids. Let's call it "therapy".
So I've dropped the ball a bit on this daily drawing idea. Currently I'm being beaten about the brain and body by the busy stick.
As if to rub salt into the wounds this isn't even a new drawing. I drew this for the Oz Comics weekly challenge a while back. But I haven't posted it here yet, so it kind of counts.
Luckily for me it fits the theme, because the Evil Dead movies were the tippity top of my gore lists as a young teen. I was actually quite obsessed with Horror movies as a young'n. So much so, my older brother (and his friends) thought I'd grow up to be a serial killer or some such. Sadly I think they were only half joking.
Of course I'm not a serial killer. But I still like the odd horror flick, stupid and bloody, though they are.To clarify, I've absolutely never killed anyone. Ever.
Looking forward to the new Evil Dead "Re-imagining" too. Groovy!
The first games console I owned was a Sega Mega Drive. Before that I'd only ever troubled the gaming world with a ZX Spectrum. So owning Mega Drive was like jumping from VHS straight to Blu Ray. Ok well maybe not quite. But the shear speed and colour and ball busting 32bit power of Sonic was like a revelation.
Snow White was one of the first movies I ever remember seeing at the cinema. Certainly the first animated one anyway. Dopey was my favourite, and he still manages to make my kids laugh even to this day.
Just goes to show, it doesn't matter what CGI jiggery pokery you throw at something. A funny character is funny character, no matter how you create it.
I recently showed the Goonies to my kids and the early scenes of Sloth chained up and screaming had them pooping their pants. I told them to stick with it though, because loveable old Sloth is a good guy at heart.