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Friday, July 14, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sacrifice


Self Sacrifice is never as easy as it looks.

TTFN
-Tony

49 comments:

Bill Z said...

lol
how's he gonna do his other hand?!

S. Fizer said...

hehe, what a humorous take on the topic!

steve said...

Those feet are gonna be tricky...
:-D

stevePoisonPencil

Anonymous said...

GEESH, you have a creative mind!!!

Andrea said...

good one!

Roy Blumenthal said...

I'm so glad I resisted the urge to NOT look at this pic. From the icon (ikon? hehehehehehe), I thought, 'Oh God. Another JESUS sacrifice. How original. Sheeeeeesh.'

But I clicked anyway, seeing as I was working my way up the list of submissions.

And gave myself a belly laugh in the process.

Rock and roll! Total irreverance! I LOVE it!!!

Blue skies
love
Roy

Anonymous said...

HAHAHHAHHAAAAHA

Kaya said...

Hilarious! We have seen a lot of Jesus images today, I guess because of the word, "sacrifice". But for us mere mortals it's a bit more tricky. Profound.

CATRAVEN said...

OMG!!
Nuf said
Great illo!

Gabrielle said...

Nice one! Today I especially appreciate the laugh and the absurdity of the situation.

Studio Zuga said...

strong statement and illo

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Weren't YOU quick with this. My brain is still in stew mode. Although at 100+ degrees, maybe it's steaming. I am glad that (so far) we have enough freedom to draw, think and post like you did... and EVEN happier that there's a community that appreciates this sentiment. (Nearer to the Bible Belt Buckle, it feels scary to be at all irreverent... or even questioning.

The Unknown said...

There is just no way to get that last nail in by yourself.
love

uvor said...

You have to sell it like a Cover for Nine inch nails..

iota said...

simple and funny!

String said...

Well - he doesn't look bald.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Although I'm sure that there are many a Mother In Law that would not agree with you, I think it's darned funny!!!

Amy Zaleski said...

This one really made me laugh, again and again. Love that twisted sense of humor!

irisz said...

upps... funny take on the topic!

donnamcm said...

it's hysterical Tony

scarecrow said...

Tony, Tony, Tony,
I see no reason for self sacrifice, since it is so easy to get others to do the deed without even asking.

Bwahahahahaha!!

Later

steve said...

you kill me man! love your twisted sense of humor!

Blake Himsl Hunter said...

HAHAHA Awesome!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Self-sacrifice is oxymoronic. And your illustration shows it well!

Jana Bouc said...

THANK YOU FOR A MUCH NEEDED LAUGH! And the concept too--I love that you just decimated self-sacrifice. I'll never think of it the same again!

Debbie said...

WOW - here's a case where less is definitely more. Awesome! Love your blog - and you and Frank Zappa are definitely soul mates! His guitar playing (people don't remember how incredible it is) just comes from a different place (so do his lyrics!). Well, glad I took a look - I must admit that I didn't click on the ion, one of your comments on another blog made me chuckle and I thought - man, I gotta see what this guy did. I'm glad I did!

constance said...

This is absolutely hillarious! Oh I can't help laughing! My neighbours might think I've gone crazy!

Lori Witzel said...

*massive snork*

Man, what a frabjous concept!
Thanks for sharing this, I really really got a laugh out of it.

Now, could someone pass me another one of those 30-penny nails?

Ow.
Ow.
Ow.

Katili said...

hi-hi-hi and just more giggling, this is funny, thanks for a good laugh !

V.K. said...

this is beautiful

Jeannette said...

!!

Lee said...

good one tony...:) I often think of you as christ-like ;)

Da Ghost Prod said...

hi hi hi, lol, very nice, it make me laught so this illo is very nice !

Fiestoforo said...

I think they may have used bad nails, and Jesus got dis-nailed!
Ive heard a story about it before.
Rgs

Fiestoforo said...

I think they may have used bad nails, and Jesus got dis-nailed!
Ive heard a story about it before.
Rgs

Joe said...

Amen, you got that right! have a good week!

MjM said...

He (she?) doen't look all that virginal.

I think you're missing the meme here, bud.

:)


MjM

yukoala said...

I love your sense of humor.
It's also a great message!

QweySpiral said...

too true, smartly done

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Nice blend of humor with a serious message. Expressive line work! I enjoy your work.

pangolin said...

a little self flagellation goes a long way. Niiiiccce.

carla said...

Excellent commentary, Tony! You captured it so well in those scratchy lines...I really like this a lot:>

Linda said...

ha, great, well done!

ValGalArt said...

Love your point of view and you always crack me up!!!

TXArtcGal said...

So simple, yet so clever! Awesome job!

Gabrielle said...

Pure genius!

Toni said...

I find your humor awesome.
I also enjoyed reading all the comments
sometimes it pays off to be last

Ian T. said...

The simplicity of this sketch immediately brought to my mind that drawing game - "Hang the butcher" or whatever it's called - something about the stick figure. No question - crucifixion necessarily has to involve someone else.

merlinprincesse said...

agLOL!!!!!