Monday 15 August 2011

Reinventing Comics

Bonus post because I am feeling oh-so-generous.

If you're following Ale's blAugust adventure you'll know that she's been getting some outside help to make her art blog more interesting than mine.

Following the old adage that everything is funnier with a Pope, this evening I sat me down and drew this utter plagirism of the most inferior sort.

There was quite a few production problems, like my scanner being out of action and my using a handheld camera, my general lack of artfulness and my completely forgetting to actually label the books, but overall I'm actually pretty pleased with it. It depicts Benedict XV (the pope I currently have it in for), reading some useful encyclicals and still failing at roller-skating, which is even harder in choir dress (if such a thing is even possible). In case you're wondering, the books he's reading are intended to be Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, Humani Generis Redemptionem and Quod Iam Diu (he's reading his own encyclicals because no-one else was likely to, poor guy).

I've got something lined up for this week's effort, too, but I'll wait to post it in the hope that I can work out what's wrong with my scanner (and maybe touch up the picture a little). I would be impressed if someone managed to guess what it might be.

1 comment:

Alethea said...

My guess: Pope as bunny running away with a mitre, stolen from another pope. Representing some papal/antipapal event in the lively history of the church.